The Feasibility of Radio Frequency Identification in Logistics Applications
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The objective of this paper is to examine Radio Frequency Identification RFID as a possible automatic identification system to assist in managing material assets in the DOD Supply system. The feasibility of implementing RFID is the principal question examined. This paper discusses the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of RFID as well as advantages and disadvantages. The paper will analyze the necessary elements to consider in implementing RFID. This study will serve as a feasibility and implementation guide in determining requirements for deploying a RFID system. A radio frequency identification system can provide many benefits to the military logistics system. Abnormal environments i.e., harsh, high relative speeds, etc. offer ideal circumstances for RFID. The feasible implementation of a RFID system is primarily a question of cost, in which the cost savings contributions to the objectives of the DMR initiative must be appraised.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Radio Communications
- Command, Control and Communications Systems