Defense/military end-to-end supply chains, logistics, procurement, inventory management, operations, and related topics including

Applications of Total Cost Sourcing – Part 2

Total Cost Sourcing (i.e. making sourcing decisions based on the total impact across the whole company) takes many different forms and yields many benefits. In this article, we explore various applications, starting with simpler things like calculating total landed cost, and moving to more sophisticated applications like the tradeoffs between the cost of manufacturability and the cost of inventory.

Still Waiting

The Department of Homeland Security’s much anticipated strategy for managing trade in the face of heightened security levels in the maritime sector or in the aftermath of a transportation security incident was sent to Congress on July 10, 2007.

Many in the trade community anticipated an operational plan that would clearly set out the roles and responsibilities of government officials…

RFID for DoD Suppliers: Module 3A

Learn how this movement of data that accompanies the movement of supplies can be of value to your operation as a DoD Supplier and where the link between RFID and UID is.

RFID for DoD Suppliers: Science Behind RFID

Module Two – Understanding RFID Solutions

Session B: The Science Behind RFID (segment 4)

  • What this session is about: You don’t have to be an electrical engineer to understand RFID. Understanding a bit of the science will significantly help with having a successful project — selecting the right technology, and implementing with fewer errors. Here we will cover how RF actually works in real life and what strategies you need to employ in order to conquer the waves.
  • What you will learn: Understanding Waves and Behavior of RFID
    • Antennae
    • Device Management Issues
    • RFID vs. GPS vs. Wireless – When to use which

  • Speaker: Bill McBeath

Transformation at the DoD

PDF of Lora Muchmore’s Presentation on the transformation of the DoD’s Supply Chain, presented at Parallax Views 2005 (Banff).

Active RFID Solutions begin to take Center Stage

Active RFID is being used more and more to track containers as they move across oceans, provide real-time location of containers in maritime yards, help product flow through customs, reduce demurrage, and increase the throughput of constrained ports.

Introduction to ChainLink Research

This 10-minute overview presented by ChainLink CEO, Ann Grackin discusses the impact of changing business models on the supply chain.

RFID Solutions

The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, reliable support that meets Warfighter requirements of end-to-end customer service.

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