AI Application Identifier
AIT Automatic Identification Technology
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group
AIM Automatic Identification Manufacturers
AIM-DPM Quality Guideline AIM standard relating to Direct Part Marking of Data Matrix codes
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AS9132 Aerospace Direct Part Mark Quality Standard
ATA Aircraft Transportation Association
CAGE  Commercial And Government Entity (CAG) (see also NCAGE)
CCD  Charged Couple Device
CEA Consumer Electronics Association
DI Data Identifiers
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System (Dun & Bradstreet)
DFAS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DLIS Defense Logistics Information Service
DMT Dot Matrix Tracking
DPM  Direct Part Marking
DPMI Direct Part Marking Identification
ECC Error Correction Codes or Error Check and Correction. There are several ECC levels for the Data Matrix code however ECC 200 is the preferred level
EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
EID Enterprise Identifier, such as CAGE, DUNS or EAN.UCC
ESN Electronic Serial Number
GIAI Global Individual Asset Identifier
GRAI Global Returnable Asset Identifier
GS1 Global Standards organisation
HRI Human Readable Identification
IAC Issuing Agency Code
IAQG International Aerospace Quality Group
ISO International Organisation for Standardization
IUID Item Unique Identification (previously known as UID)
LASER Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation. Main types of marking laser are Fibre Laser and Nd:YAG
LOT Lot Number (LOTNO)
MFR Manufacturer Code
MRI Machine-Readable Information
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA-STD-6002 Technical Standards Program Office
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
NCAGE Nato Commercial And Government Entity
Nd:YAG Laser using a Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet crystal as the laser source.
PIPC (Government) Property In Possession of Contractors
PNR Current Part Number TEI (PNR, PN, P/N, PIN)
PNO Original Part Number TEI
SEQ Part Serial Number TEI for Construct 2 UIIs
SER Part Serial Number TEI  for Construct 1 UIIs (SN, S/N, SERNO)
SPL Supplier Code (SPLR)
SEMI Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SPEC 2000 Chap9  Bar code standards for traceability of aircraft parts and shipments
TEI Text Element Identifier. Examples are MFR, SER, PNO etc.
UCN  Unique Component identification Number
UID Unique IDentification  (now known as IUID see above)
UII Unique Item Identifier
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
WAWF Wide Area Work Flow

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