- May 21, 2006, pffc-online.com
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—A new service bureau offering called the RFID Military Compliance Solution from Avery Dennison Retail Information Services (RIS) enables vendors to quickly and cost efficiently meet Department of Defense mandates for affixing RFID labels to cartons and pallets, and for issuing advance ship notices.
The mandates affect vendors shipping hardgoods, apparel, footwear, and other specified commodities to DoD distribution centers in Susquehanna, Pa, and San Joaquin, CA. The RFID label requirement is in addition to existing DoD requirements for identifying cartons and pallets with bar-coded Military Shipping Labels (MSL).
By way of the RFID Military Compliance Solution, Avery Dennison RIS supplies vendors with a supplemental RFID label that is encoded with a unique identification code to meet the DoD mandate. The code also is printed as a bar code and in readable characters. During the shipping process, the supplemental RFID label is affixed to cartons and/or pallets in proximity to the MSL label.
Minimum orders are as low as 500 labels. To order the labels, vendors need only supply their CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code, and the quantity and mix of carton and pallet labels they require. Vendors who are registered with Avery Dennison RIS typically receive shipment within 72 hours.