Future Utilization of RFID Technology in the DND Supply and Distribution System

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Authors
  1. Lam, A.
  2. Moorhead, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This report presents recommendations for future utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the Department of National Defence (DND) supply and distribution systems. The recommendations are based on the lessons learned from the recent RFID project and an analysis of some of the choices the department has for different aspects of the technology. Based on the analysis performed, the best plan of action for the utilization of RFID in the DND supply and distribution system includes using barcodes for item level tracking and active RFID tags for consignment tracking, and transitioning to a solely Canadian based information technology infrastructure. The Canadian Forces global in-transit visibility (GITV) strategy is still under development; hence this report was produced without departmental strategic guidance. It is imperative for DND to clearly state a GITV strategy before any automated identification technology system is implemented on a large scale.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2007-68 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2007
Number of Pages
52
DSTKIM No
CA030514
CANDIS No
529084
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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