UID, UDI, DoD, FDA All in For Asset Labeling

UID Tags Marking Military and Government Equipment

Wow - that's a lot of letters! Believe it or not, they are all related to asset tracking. The first two are mandates/rules for identifying items and the last two are the organizations/governing bodies that are proposing and/or enforcing them. I just returned from the UDI conference last week in Orlando. UDI - which stands for Unique Device Identification - is a new rule being proposed by the FDA. Now this is not to be confused with UID (Unique Item Identification) a mandate set forth by the Department of Defense in 2004.

Asset Tracking & Its Impact on the Economy

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Asset Tracking Economic Ripple

You can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about how the economy is affecting one thing or another.

I would like to take a radical glass is half full approach and look at how today’s economy could potentially have a positive impact on something – asset tracking. We all know budgets are tight and a lot of new equipment purchases are being delayed. Isn’t that the perfect time to do an internal inventory of the equipment you already have?

Asset Tagging Labor & The True Cost of Inventory Tracking

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Asset Inventory Tracking
Asset Inventory Tracking

OK, so you're thinking of implementing a fixed asset tracking system. There are so many different things to consider hardware, software, even the asset tags themselves. It might come as a surprise that the one thing companies may take for granted (the actual asset tag) has a huge impact on the bottom line - and not in the way you might think.

Take a look at the following example.

Tagging 10,000 Assets

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