1st Edition

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics
A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

ISBN 9781138075269
Published October 12, 2017 by CRC Press
430 Pages 167 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

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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