DoD RFID Policy

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DoD RFID Policy

  1. 1. DoD RFID Policy March 4, 2004 <ul><ul><li>Mr. Alan Estevez </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Deputy Under Secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of Defense (Supply Chain Integration) </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Oct 2003 RFID Policy <ul><li>Support Warfighter requirements . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directs use of active RFID across DoD Components for ITV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directs immediate implementation of active RFID business rules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Streamline the Supply Chain . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directs implementation of passive RFID within the DoD supply chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States intent to be early adopter of the technology </li></ul></ul>Established January 2005 for implementation of passive RFID
  3. 3. Why we need RFID . . .
  4. 4. Why RFID now? <ul><li>Improve business processes now </li></ul><ul><li>Drive the direction and cost of technology development </li></ul><ul><li>Drive the standards to work for us </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the implementation of Unique Identification (UID) </li></ul>Set the foundation for future supply chain improvements…TODAY!
  5. 5. Active RFID Policy <ul><li>Immediately implement active RFID in support of in-transit visibility requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags on containers and consolidated air pallets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish RFID infrastructure to support core business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Must be standard way of doing business! </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Asset Visibility, even in austere environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Logistics Footprint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-Off Data Capture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve Force Tracking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize Transport/Logistics Assets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Supports COCOM Directive Authority For Logistics
  6. 6. Passive RFID - Policy Update <ul><li>Establishes Initial Passive RFID Business Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Directs that DoD sites prepare for passive RFID application and utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Directs Development of Proposed DFAR rule by May 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires passive RFID for solicitations issued after October 1, 2004 for delivery of materiel on or after January 1, 2005 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Establishes Initial Passive RFID Tag Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reaffirms intent to use EPC compliant technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Operational Implementation <ul><li>Cross-docking operation at FISC Norfolk Ocean Terminal </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking small package shipments </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding to all shipments </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminating hand-scanning when stuffing containers </li></ul><ul><li>Using tag as transaction of record! </li></ul>
  8. 8. DoD RFID Policy – Next Steps <ul><li>Conduct Initial Implementation Projects – Jan 04 - May 04 </li></ul><ul><li>Convene Second DoD RFID Summit for Industry – Apr 04 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present EPC requirements to suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue dialog with suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish Policy Update – Apr 04 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Publish proposed DFAR rule for RFID – May 04 </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Final RFID Policy – Jul 04 </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Final DFAR rule effective Oct 1, 2004 – Sep 04 </li></ul><ul><li>Implement – Jan 1, 05 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>Implementing Active RFID for in-transit visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Passive to streamline the supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Developing final policy </li></ul>Set the foundation for future supply chain improvements…TODAY!

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