IUID facilitates information sharing between users at all levels within a net-centric environment. IUID establishes a unique identity for materiel (including components) that require unique item traceability or handling. IUID supports DON modernization by improving a wide range of business processes including property accountability, property valuation, serialized item management (SIM), configuration management, and product life cycle management.
There are 4 steps to fully implement IUID that are often worked in parallel. It is important to note that the IUID process requires all 4 of the steps:
Scanning IUID marked items to update the AIS