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Mil-Spec Kitting Standards

Product kitting allows original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to choose to create a kit of related items under one SKU. This increases the ease of ordering for the dealer. In the case of kits intended for United States Military or Defense use, the items packaged together must adhere to rigorous quality standards. These standards, known as Mil-Spec, were created to ensure that kitted packages were delivered exactly how the U.S. Department of Defense needs them to be. Mil-Spec standards for kitting focus on reliability, compatibly, usability, identification and labeling, product protection and preservation. 

Jan 7, 2020 2:20:15 PM NewStream Enterprises
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The Importance of Flexibility in the Defense Supply Chain [Case Study]

NewStream Enterprises, LLC began providing kitting and distribution services as part of a government/defense contract for a large, on and off highway original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in 2008. Over the past eleven years, NewStream has shown extensive capacity and flexibility, developed standards and technologies, and upheld quality metrics set forth by the OEM and the United States Department of Defense (DoD), aiding in the success of the program for both parties.

Dec 31, 2019 9:23:39 AM NewStream Enterprises
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What Is an ITAR Controlled Facility?

The Department of Defense has strict standards for contract packaging and warehousing. These requirements dictate everything from package markings to inspections and facility security. It makes perfect sense that there are clear directives for these environments, of course. We want to ensure that products that are stored for the military are secure, accounted for and delivered in perfect working order. 

Oct 31, 2019 12:50:05 PM NewStream Enterprises
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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Defense/Government Packaging Needs

Packaging for government, defense or military shipments has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Reliability in the supply chain of the military is critical and at times life-and-death. Today, the Department of Defense has developed detailed packaging specifications and are continually making improvements on those requirements both for internal use and among contractors. 

Oct 14, 2019 8:15:00 AM NewStream Enterprises
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