Accession Number : ADA431489


Title :   Towards an Effective Management Strategy for Passive RFID Implementation


Descriptive Note : Graduate research project Sep 2003-Aug 2004


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Fisch, John N. ; Koch, David M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA431489


Report Date : AUG 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : Over ten years after the lessons of the first gulf war had been absorbed and the Global Transportation Network was initiated, the DoD continues to struggle with tactical in-transit visibility. Now the DoD has mandated that the supply chain, including DoD vendors, apply a new and potentially revolutionary technology, passive radio frequency identification, to solve this problem. However, many issues central to passive RFID implementation remain unresolved. First and foremost, a comprehensive management strategy, including a complete redesign of business practices, must be developed. This research provides a framework for that management strategy and offers specific recommendations for top level management actions that must be accomplished to ensure passive RFID delivers on its promise of tactical in-transit visibility and revolutionary improvements in the supply chain.


Descriptors :   *AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS , *RADIOFREQUENCY , GULFS , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , VISIBILITY , INVENTORY CONTROL , GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS , AUTOMATIC TRACKING.


Subject Categories : LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE