MIL-Comply/Labeling integrates support for the DLA Vendor Shipment Module into the normal Mil-Std-129R labeling process. This eliminates the need for most access to the DLA VSM web site to get shipping instructions, TCN numbers, and small parcel transportation labels. It also eliminates any need to transcribe VSM shipping data to other systems.
Getting VSM shipping instructions is easy with Comply/Labeling. Simply enter the weights and dimensions of the containers as Mil-Std-129 labels are created. MIL-Comply gets the TCN and Ship-To address for the shipment, ready for printing Military Shipment Label(s), and submitting Fast Pay Receiving Reports and Invoices to WAWF. FedEx and UPS labels are just another click. All of this happens without the need to log into the VSM web site.
MSLs can be printed directly using thermal-transfer printers, such as the one you might use for small parcel services like UPS and FedEx. Standard Windows printers (laser and inkjet) are also supported.
DLA and WAWF EDI Integration
For users of Comply/Labeling, VSM Integration provides a welcome relief from having to use the Vendor Shipment Module website to get shipping instructions and labels. But DIBBS Automation offers even more power by using electronic (EDI-850) purchase orders from DLA/DIBBS to eliminate nearly all data entry, allowing you to label, submit to WAWF, ship and invoice with as few keystrokes as possible.
While VSM is most essentially related to container labeling, Comply/Shipper VSM Integration (VSM Pro) works closely with its feature which automatically creates WAWF Receiving Report / Invoice transactions from EDI Purchase Orders transmitted to you by DLA DIBBS. The order is completed by adding an invoice number and then transmitting the DD250 and invoice to WAWF.
The Comply/Labeling VSM Automation option enables the use of the VSM Wizard, which:
- Collects container dimensions and their associated CLINs and quantities
- Submits request for shipping instructions to VSM (a VAN is not required)
- Retrieves TCN, and Ship-To / Mark-For addresses from VSM
- Retrieves small parcel carrier (e.g. UPS and FedEx) labels (when applicable) for printing
- Retrieves Government Bill of Lading (GBL) and other transportation documents (when applicable)
- Prints Mil-Std-129R compliant container and Military Shipment (MSL) labels
Note that VSM Automation transacts through DLA web services, so a Value-Added Network (VAN) is not required as it is for VSM Pro, which sends DD250s to WAWF. Valid VSM credentials are required, as well as the ability to access the VSM website with a valid certificate. These are required by VSM web services for security purposes.
Bundles Labeling VSM Automation with eAwards Shipper to achieve a fully eCommerce-driven solution automating DIBBS shipment creation, VSM shipment handling and submission of WAWF Receiving Reports and Invoices. VSM Pro effectively eliminates routine access to those three Government websites.
Requires a Value-Added Network, such as the Mil-Pac VAN Service (sold separately).