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.

RFID for DoD Suppliers

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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…

Active RFID

Of all the RFID solutions in the marketplace today, Active RFID comprises one of the larger RFID market sectors of interest to major companies. Active RFID solutions are used in government, business and by consumers.

RFID for DoD Suppliers: Module 3A

Module Three – Getting Started

Session A: Understanding the DoD Supply Chain (segment 5)

Have you ever wondered how the DoD manages to move all the necessary supplies to the warfighters in a “just in time” fashion, and provide the logistics experts in DoD the necessary visibility into the assets as they move throughout the supply chain? Learn how this movement of data that accompanies the movement of supplies can be of value to your operation as a DoD Supplier. Learn where the link is between RFID and UID.

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

RFID for DoD Suppliers : Technology Basics

Module Two – Understanding RFID Solutions

Session A: RFID Technology Basics
(segment 3)

  • What this session is about: RFID is a misunderstood technology. And objective sources are few. Especially in the Military applications, it is important to understand the whole solutions capabilities. Many organizations only focus on their area instead of understanding how to apply the proper solution. Here we will provide a solid basic training.
  • What you will learn: History of RFID
    • Electromagnetic Spectrum – The Frequencies
    • Terminology
    • RFID Hardware
    • RFID Software
    • The Whole Solution Stack

  • Speaker: Ann Grackin

RFID for DoD Suppliers

Understanding DoD RFID Policy and Data Requirements

  • What this session is about: This session is targeted to DoD Suppliers who are interested in learning more about the DoD RFID Policy and what it means to your company. Since the release of the DoD RFID policy in July 2004, many companies have struggled with understanding the details of the requirement and when they will be required to apply RFID to DoD shipments. Learn first hand from the experts in this field what DoD RFID really means.
  • What you will learn: Learn how the DoD RFID policy will impact your operations.
  • Speakers:
    • Mary Ann Wagner
    • Ann Grackin
    • Bill McBeath

RFID Hardware – What You Must Know

This report — RFID Hardware — is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit about RFID, even if they are not a beginner. The second audience is those seeking knowledge about the players in the Market.

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