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Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

IRM - Inventory Records Management

IUID - Item Unique Identification is a system of marking items delivered to DOD with unique item identifiers that have machine-readable data elements.

MAPAC - Military Assistance Program Address Code; similar in use to DODAAC

Mil-Std-129P - is the military standard that prescribes how DOD suppliers are to mark military shipments.

Mil-Std-130 - requires that an Unique Item Identifier (UII) be used for many items.

Mil-Std-2073 - is the standard of practice for military packaging.

MSL - Military Shipping Label

NAVICP - Naval Inventory Control Point

PBL - Performance Based Logistics

RFID - Radio Frequency Identification is an automatic identification and data capture technology comprised of one or more reader/interrogators and one or more radio frequency transponders in which data transfer is achieved.

UID - Unique Identification is a world-wide standard of marking parts with alphanumeric serial numbers that are unique across all participants. UID is also refered to as IUID, or Item Unique Identification. References to an item's UID are a misnomer for UII. This document may be guilty of making that mistake.

UII - Unique Item Identifier is a set of data elements marked on an item that is globally unique and unambiguous.

VAN - Value-added network

VIM-ASAP - Virtual Item Manager-Arn Supply-chain Automated Processing is the web application used by DSCP Clothing and Textiles to acquire RFID and ASN information from supplier.

VMI - Vendor-managed Inventory

WAWF - Wide area workflow is the web-based system for processing Receiving Reports, Invoices and other related electronic documents for defense contracts.

AIT - Automatic Identification Technologies

ASN - Advance Shipment Notice

CAGE code - A Commercial and Government Entity five-position alpha-numeric code applicable to all activities that have produced or are producing items used by the Federal Government.

CAGE Extension - Ship From entities that submit on behalf of a prime contractor should do so as an extension of the Prime, a relationship recognized and supported by WAWF.

Change Notice 4 (Mil-Std-129P) - This standard provides the minimum requirements for uniform military marking for shipment and storage. Additional markings may be required by the contract. Marking is "the application of numbers, letters, labels, tags, symbols, or colors to provide identification and to expedite handling during shipment and storage."

CLIN - Contract Line Item Number is a 4-6 digit number used to identify each delivery date and/or destination's quantity in the contract schedule.

Container - For the purposes of managing and reporting the RFIDs, containers are of three types: Pallets, Cases and UID-Units.

DCMA - Defense Contract Management Agency

DFARS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DIBBS - DLA Internet Bid Board System

DLA - Defense Logistics Agency

DSCP - Defense Supply Center Philadelphia

DVD - Direct Vendor Delivery

DPAP - Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

DODAAC - Department of Defense Activity Address Code is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization that has the authority to requisition and/or receive materiel.

eMALL - A single entry point for DOD and Federal government customers to find and acquire off-the-shelf items, finished goods and services from the commercial marketplace and government sources.