Guide to Inventory Management for Defense Product Manufacturers

Last Updated: September 28, 2021

The defense industry in the United States reached $778 billion in 2020, providing significant opportunities and a steady source of growth for suppliers. Defense spending by the U.S. government is significantly higher than all other developed nations and makes up nearly 40% of all government military budgets worldwide. As suppliers and contractors continue to develop …

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25 Best Inventory Management Software for Defense Product Manufacturers

Last Updated: August 17, 2021

Inventory and asset management can pose a major challenge for defense industry suppliers. Given the sensitive nature of military equipment, each component of these builds must often be tracked according to strict government protocols, including marking parts and equipment with compliant durable barcode labels to enable traceability throughout the U.S. military supply chain. To manage …

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4 UID Labeling Tips for Defense Suppliers

Last Updated: August 17, 2021

Defense suppliers must navigate a series of government regulations when providing their products to the United States military. Given the sensitive nature of the equipment used in the defense industry, there are several unique tracking methods that have been adopted over the years. In the last decade, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has instituted …

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How to Get Military Contracts if You are an Aspiring Manufacturer: 4 Steps to Success

Last Updated: October 13, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) awards contracts for hundreds of billions of dollars each year. While many military contractors are large corporations, the DoD also awards a significant portion of contracts to small businesses and private civilian contractors. If you are an aspiring manufacturer looking to get a slice of the DoD pie, you need …

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What to Look for When Choosing Military Data Plates: Durability, Materials, Attachment Considerations, and More

Last Updated: October 14, 2021

Companies that manufacture parts or products for military use must be properly labeled with military data plates that meet necessary specifications. Read on to learn about the characteristics of military data plates, durability requirements, and more. A Definition of Military Data Plates Military data plates serve as identification plates for military equipment and parts. These …

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How to Meet MIL-STD-810G Testing Standards (And Durability Testing Too)

Last Updated: October 14, 2021

The United States military designed a series of tests, MIL-STD-810G, to test its equipment limits in a variety of conditions under which it is to be used. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at MIL-STD-810G, including its purpose, how it works, and best practices for ensuring compliance. A Definition of MIL-STD-810G Known as …

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MIL-DTL-15024F – Everything You Need To Know

Last Updated: October 15, 2021
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Military

What is the MIL-DTL-15024F? It is a performance standard that explains the acceptable physical traits of identification devices such as plates, tags, and bands used to identify equipment. What types of ID devices does MIL-DTL-15024F cover?

Guide to MIL-STD-130

Last Updated: October 14, 2021
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Military

The following information is by no means exhaustive but meant to provide a basic understanding and general overview of MIL-STD-130. What is the MIL-STD-130?