6.2 Tailoring for MRI marking requirements.
When MRI marking is required, it is vital that the acquiring activity
specifies the type of marking to be provided. Bar Code marking per ANSI/AIM
BC1, widely used within the Department of Defense, is generally considered the
standard machine-readable code system. When specifying other systems, the
acquiring activity must consider the application and user of the items marked,
availability of code reading capabilities, and compatibility with potential
future data and materiel management systems.