Compliance Label Service

MIL-STD-129 labels, UID labels, RFID and DoD / GSA compliance services

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About us

Our Mission

To save our customers time, keystrokes and money in achieving DoD and GSA compliance, speeding shipments to the warfighter and payments from DoD.


Compliance Label Service is a division of Productivity by RFID, LLC, a CCR-registered small business founded in 2003 by Robert Steinberg. In 2003, both Wal-Mart and the DoD had announced RFID mandates for suppliers. While most RFID start-ups focused on the top 100 Wal-Mart suppliers, Steinberg and the Board of Productivity by RFID (PbR), focused on DoD suppliers. Board member Colonel William Herbert, USAF (ret), a former Deputy Chief of the Defense Logistics Agency, provided invaluable guidance. Board members, Lenny Landau and Jay Celesti, retired executives of GE Aerospace, contributed PbR's passion for execution and customer service. Board member Harvey Steinberg raised the capital required to fund start up.

After PbR presented several widely acclaimed RFID seminars for DoD suppliers, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) selected PbR to create and run a seminar series in cities across the US for NDIA members. Feedback gained from interactions with hundreds of DoD suppliers, coupled with the ingenuity of Board member Joseph Blake, a pioneer of the barcode industry, resulted in the birth of EXPEDITER™. Shipper™ followed shortly. In 2007, Rob Steinberg placed all DoD-related activities of Productivity by RFID under the Compliance Label Service division and it rapidly evolved into a full-service compliance company serving DoD and GSA suppliers nationwide.


Prior to founding Productivity by RFID, Rob Steinberg spent nine years leading growth initiatives at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 label and systems company. Rob became involved with RFID while leading the marketing effort of a multi-division team assessing needs for inventory tracking, anti-diversion, anti-theft, homeland security, brand protection and rebate fraud. He also founded and led a new division to develop, manufacture and sell printed electronic displays. His division was showcased to Wall Street on two occasions. Rob holds two patents: one in RFID systems for tracking, displaying and storing inventories of small retail items; the other in electrochromic displays. Rob has two engineering degrees and an MBA from M.I.T.