RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics

A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications, 1st Edition

By Erick C. Jones, Christopher A. Chung

CRC Press

430 pages | 167 B/W Illus.

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As RFID technology is becoming increasingly popular, the need has arisen to address the challenges and approaches to successful implementation. RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications presents the concepts for students, military personnel and contractors, and corporate managers to learn about RFID and other automatic information capture technologies, and their integration into planning and logistics functions. The text includes comparisons of RFID with technologies such as bar codes, satellite tags, and global positioning systems and provides a decision model for choosing the appropriate technology for a given application.

By providing the histories, current use, and future applications of RFID and automatic identification technologies (AIT), the book discusses supply chain planning and logistics uses for these technologies. It addresses the fundamental relationships in RFID, including how antennae, integrated circuitry, and substrate work together. The text provides detailed information for troubleshooting design issues and an understanding of passive, semi-passive, and active tags, so an informed choice of technology type can be made. It describes the unique identification (UID) standards necessary for military contractors and how to use RFID and AIT to meet those requirements.

This book is unique in the depth of material presented, making it appropriate for engineers, students, and operational personnel as a resource for foundational concepts for integrating logistics and RFID. A comprehensive reference, this volume can is an academic text, a practitioner’s handbook, and a military contractor’s UID guide for using RFID and AIT technologies.

Table of Contents

History and Background

Introduction and History of Military Logistics

U.S. Department of Defense and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Supply Classes and National Stock Numbers

DOD Shipping Level Containers RFID Designations

Overview of RFID and AIT Technologies

Overview of AIT Technologies

Basic Introduction to Common RFID Components

Passive RFID System Components

Active RFID System Components

Overview of Equipment Interoperability Protocols and Standards

Important RFID Mandates

Standards Organizations and RFID Standards

UID and RFID Standards for Military

Implementation, Decision Making, and Testing Approaches

RFID Project Management

RFID System Design

RFID Supply Chain Planning Levels

Implementing RFID Systems

Obsolete Inventory Reduction with Modified Carrying Cost Ratio

Overview of Logistics Planning and Inventory Control

Engineering Economics of RFID


Manpower Planning

Production Planning and Scheduling

RFID in Logistics

Inventory Control Basics

Transportation and RFID Applications

Optimizing RFID Portal Locations in Distribution Using Systematic Layout Planning

RFID Uses in Warehousing

Military RFID Initiatives and Applications

U.S. Army RFID Initiatives

Marine Corps and Navy RFID Initiatives

Marine Terminal RFID Applications

Other Foreign Country Armed Forces Adoption of RFID Technology

Other Potential Military RFID Applications and Radio Theory

Military Physical Fitness RFID Applications

Marine RFID Security Applications

Military Mortuary RFID Implantation Applications

Railroad Car Tracking by an RFID System to Organize Traffic Flow

Six Sigma

Case Study: Multichannel RFID

Radio Frequency Theory

Future RFID Applications

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General