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How the DOD Is Building a World-Class Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Defense has been a global leader in deploying active and passive RFID technologies, with the aim of streamlining supply chain operations, rooting out inefficiencies and meeting its strategic imperatives. In this keynote, hear how RFID systems provide the agency with greater visibility and flexibility in meeting the logistical challenges of managing war efforts 7,000 miles away, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaker:
Brigadier General Michelle Johnson, Director of Strategy, Policy,
    Programs and Logistics, U.S. Transportation Command


RFID Journal Award for Most Innovative Use of RFID: Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has developed an RFID system that helps it monitor and manage nuclear materials. This video explains how this cost-effective solution enables the DOE to monitor nuclear materials for leaks with a reduced amount of labor and greater reliability.

Speakers:
Dr. Yung Y. Liu, Manager, DOE/PCP Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    Technology Program, Argonne National Laboratory
• Dr. James M. Shuler, Manager, Packaging Certification Program,
    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Marine Corps Increases Asset Visibility With Passive UHF RFID

The U.S. Marine Corps' Blount Island Command is responsible for maintaining equipment and supplies aboard maritime prepositioning ships (MPS), which are strategically positioned throughout the world for rapid delivery whenever required. The command is using RFID to expedite the loading and unloading of equipment and supplies, including tanks, howitzers, ammunition, food, hospital equipment and spare parts. Learn how using RFID has reduced labor hours and increased visibility into the locations of supplies globally.

Speaker:
• Lyle Layher, MPS Plans Management Branch, Blount Island Command, U.S. Marine Corps

Tracking Assets at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Even a small tool left on the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center could potentially damage a spacecraft during liftoff, jeopardizing a mission. To prevent tools from being left behind by workers, Boeing has employed a real-time location system. Hear how the system reduces the time spent inventorying tools, by enabling workers to search for a specific tool, or to perform an inventory of all tagged items at the facility, quickly and cost-effectively, thereby reducing labor costs and increasing flight safety.

Speaker:
• Philip Lintereur, Boeing Fluids, Avonics and Propulsion Systems Manager, Boeing

U.S. Navy's RFID HERO Risk Mitigation and Shipboard Demonstration

The use of RF emitters on Navy platforms and facilities poses the potential risk of inadvertently detonating or dudding ordnance, or of creating electromagnetic interference (EMI) to sensitive electronic systems. Such usages are regulated in order to assure both safety and operational compatibility. In this session, hear how ordnance risks are managed by the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA), through the Navy's Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) program. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is achieved through acquisition controls that impart compliance testing to verify operation in the expected electromagnetic environment (EME).

Speaker:
• Mike Slocum, E3 Assessments and Evaluations, Naval Surface Warfare Center,
    Dahlgren Division, U.S. Navy

The Next Phase of AIT-enabled Distribution at the DLA

Radio frequency identification can be used in numerous ways within a military hospital. The challenge is to find the ways that best benefit the organization. In this session, obtain a comprehensive overview of how RFID is currently being used in the U.S. military, and find out how the U.S. Department of Defense is evaluating the possibilities of implementing RFID over the coming months and years within the Military Health System.

Speaker:
• Garry D. Duvall, Civilian Deployment Manager & RFID Project Officer, Services Support,
     Logistics Department, Defense Health Services Systems, US Army

Implementing RFID Within the Military Health System

By leveraging the supply relationships of its suppliers and customers, using new and exciting technologies, and integrating RFID into more of its logistics footprint and processes, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will soon provide improved visibility beyond just receiving. In this session, learn how this capability will deliver improved availability, trust, responsiveness, speed and efficiency within the defense supply chain to support the war effort.

Speaker:
• Ed Coyle, Senior Member, SRA International, Inc.

RFID From the DOD Contractor and Supplier Perspective: Beyond the Mandate

Contractors and suppliers are able to achieve real benefits from open standards, such as the ISO 18000 series of RFID standards (active and passive), EPC information Services (EPCIS) and Common Business Vocabulary (CBV), in the non-monolithic supply chain. In this session, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense's largest supplier, will discuss how these technologies can be used to achieve new levels of efficiency.

Speaker:
• Pamela Rooney, Lockheed Martin

How an RFID Operating System Won the Middleware War

Early generations of RFID were deployed with cumbersome, server-based middleware. Now, the most successful RFID deployments are using a next-generation operating system that eliminates costly middleware, improves performance and reduces the cost of RFID systems by as much as 80 percent. Patrick J. Sweeney II, the author of RFID for Dummies and one of the RFID industry's pioneers, will explain how that war was waged and ultimately won—and he'll tie it all together with help from American military strategist John Boyd.

Speaker:
• Patrick J. Sweeney II, Author, RFID for Dummies; President and CEO, ODIN

Improving Inventory Accuracy at Luke AFB With RFID

The 56th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), at Luke Air Force Base, in Glendale, Ariz., replaced a bar-code tracking system at its 25,000-square-foot storage warehouse with an RFID solution, to better manage equipment inventory for staff members on the base, as well as personnel deployed abroad. Hear how the system generates an inventory list at the supply desk, thereby providing inventory traceability and minimizing the time needed to process and log inventory levels.

Speaker:
• Matthew F. Owen, Resource Advisor, Luke Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force

Asset Management in the U.S. Air Force: Using RFID in the Global Supply Chain

The Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is responsible for promoting the use of RFID auto-ID technology within the U.S. Air Force. This presentation will provide an update on the USAF's passive RFID program, with emphasis on employing the technology to support the tracking of critical assets, as well as an integrated approach between passive RFID, bar codes and wireless handheld terminals in base supply.

Speaker:
• Mark Reboulet, AIT Program Manager, U.S. Air Force

Reducing the Risk of Terrorism With RFID

Alco Water Service, a utility based in Salinas, Calif., has implemented an RFID-based system for both security and asset-management applications. The company, which maintains a number of unmanned pump stations throughout the town, is employing the system to gain better visibility into the use of its stations, both for operational efficiency and in compliance with the Bioterrorism Act (U.S. federal legislation passed in 2002). In addition, Alco has attached RFID tags to vital assets, so that its personnel can more easily locate those items quickly in the event of an emergency, which should also lower the water system's vulnerability. Hear how the firm is utilizing active tags to control access to its pump stations, enabling it to locate equipment quickly in the event of an emergency.

Speaker:
• Adnen Chaabane, Operations Engineer, Alco Water

U.S. Navy pRFID Challenges and Keys to Success

To achieve the most benefits from technology, Navy AIT is moving quickly to RFID-enable its operations and significantly enhance its productivity, while reducing operating and inventory costs. The Navy AIT's passive RFID program, which began in earnest with a deployment under a U.S. Department of Defense joint initiative on the island of Oahu, is expanding rapidly to include plans for more than 100 Advanced Traceability and Control (ATAC) and commercial maintenance sites within the U.S. Navy's repairables supply chain. In this presentation, the audience will hear first-hand how the Navy is addressing complex Information Assurance (IA) and NMCI requirements, as well as the development of an enterprise architecture, and how it tested the use of passive RFID on a Navy vessel.

Speaker:
• Robert Bacon, Program Director, Navy Automatic Identification Technology
• Mike Slocum, E3 Assessments and Evaluations, Naval Surface Warfare Center,
    Dahlgren Division, U.S. Navy


Aerospace and Defense Manufacturer Streamlines Supply Chain With RFID

Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing (KMM), a contract aerospace and defense manufacturer, is using RFID to track work-in-process (WIP) for its cable-harness product line, creating transparency of the firm's inventory and manufacturing processes, up and down the supply chain. In this session, hear how the deployment brought about a dramatic transformation in the firm's operations, trimming costs and streamlining manufacturing, while also enabling Boeing to track its orders in real time.

Speaker:
• Jeremy Mercer, Chief Engineer and Director of Information Technology,
    Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing


Why RFID Is Mission-Critical for Improved Asset Visibility in the DOD

RFID has been successfully tested and deployed at many U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) facilities as the services strive to improve supply chain processes in support of the organization. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. In this session, XIO will share research-based findings, DOD client success stories, key challenges in RFID deployment within the industry, and the critical role that RFID plays in achieving improved asset visibility. End users will gain an understanding of the "here and now," as well as future opportunities to leverage RFID and other automatic-identification technologies (AIT) to improve the DOD's operations. Learn firsthand from XIO, a market leader in AIT and RFID innovation.

Speaker:
•Mary Ann Wagner, President, XIO Strategies
 



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