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  1. 1. Defense Materiel Command War-Winning Capabilities … On Time, On Cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Defense Sector Integrity - Service - Excellence
  2. 2. What is RFID? RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology that allows automatic identification of objects, animals or people. RFID is not just a better bar code Capabilities More data, greater accuracy, automated delivery Line of sight not required Reads 1000’s of items simultaneously Benefits Improved accuracy, visibility, operational efficiency and security Opportunities to quantify processes and map improvements Opportunities for exception based management
  3. 3. RFID Components Tag : It is a transponder that is made up of an integrated antenna and an electronic circuit. The information can be written and rewritten on a tag. The ID written on the tag is known as the EPC (Electronic Product Code). Reader : An RFID reader is a device that is used to interrogate an RFID tag. The reader has an antenna that emits radio waves; the tag responds by sending back its data Host Computer : It reads/writes data from/to the tags through the reader. It stores and evaluates obtained data and links the transceiver to applications. Tag RFID Reader Host Computer
  4. 4. How RFID works? Radio command signal issued from reader Host Computer Modified signal containing data returned Reader 164B28F34 Antenna
  5. 5. Overview RFID Defined Marketing vs Engineers Transaction of record vs monitoring Why RFID? AF RFID initiatives Future opportunities Way ahead
  6. 6. Defining RFID New technology is defined by what we understand New technology over time evolves Horseless carriage --- automobile --- car --- SUV --- hybrid ---?
  7. 7. Technology Marketing vs Engineers God Marketing Physics Engineers Time
  8. 8. Transaction of Record vs Monitoring Goal: 100% read rate Reality: Something less than 100% read rate Process monitoring (50%-70% read rate) A….B….C….D….E….F (Fill in the blanks) Transaction of Record (100% read rate) A….B….C….D….E….F (Process must maintain 100%) Know what you are trying to accomplish before you start
  9. 9. Why RFID? Bar Codes not going away !  Improve data accuracy  Performs in rugged, harsh environments  Facilitate source data collection where data is available  Limited or no human intervention  Eliminates human error The biggest advantage for RFID is the reduction in touch labor to collect accurate data. RFID enabled portals and hand held terminals, event information as well as transactions of records can be collected accurately, effectively and efficiently without human intervention. There are harsh environments where traditional data collection methods have not be as effective. However, let us make it very clear, the AF does not see bar codes going away to be replaced by RFID. Instead we see a complementary relationship between bar codes and RFID. Many times the bar codes will be read to associate the physical item with the RFID tag.
  10. 10. Defense Specific RFID initiatives
  11. 11. RFID’s Utilization Scope  RD’s / ED’s Tracks repair assets through the overhaul process.  Passive RFID Shipping Label Track boxes from base through consolidation process at Arial Port and Army Theater Distribution Center with final delivery to destination base  MTS (Proposed RFID integration) Tracks assets from Stations to Depots operations and back or Vice Versa.  File Management System Track the movement of Important Documents and files among different stack holders and departments / stations / depots etc.  Vehicle identification and Entry / Exit Solution Identify the authorized vehicle and allows / disallow the entry to the restricted zones automatically.
  12. 12. Afloat Pre-Positioned Fleet STEP 1: Label the assets with bar codes
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  14. 14. STEP 2: STUFF AND PROCESS THE CONTAINER ◦ Scan 2D labels and load all pallets into ISO. ◦ Scan Tag ID barcode & write ISO manifest to Tag using the Reader Pod – Print build sheets and manifest labels, update ITV Server Mobile & Pod 2D Pallet Barcode Label RF TAG
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  16. 16. STEP 3: Update the Port System and lift to vessel / Carrier.
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  19. 19. Passive Solution Overview  Short Summary: The initial implementation will demonstrate the ability of a prototype EPC (Electronic Product Code) Class 0 passive RFID Military Shipping Label (MSL) to automatically record transportation event transactions and associate them to content level detail in Department of Defense (DOD) In-transit visibility system with minimal human intervention.  Location's: Multiple Continental and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sites for tag creation, consolidation / airlift, multiple Outside Continental destinations.
  20. 20. System Architecture Aerial Port Small Package (Printer Intercept) Source Base / DLA (Printer Intercept) ITV Server Tag ID - TCN mapping Aerial Port Station Data Warehouse (Printer Intercept) Aerial Port (Stand-alone PC) Cargo Flow Information Flow Loc - Locate TCN – Transportation Control Number Pallet ID – lead TCN Loc Update TCN – Content Data mapping Aerial Port (Stand-alone PC) Dest Base (Stand-alone PC) Dist Center (Stand-alone PC)
  21. 21. Inside View of Storage Facility
  22. 22. Outside View of AFB
  23. 23. View of RFID Portal
  24. 24. Small Package shipping Line
  25. 25. Passive Tag generation facility
  26. 26. Material IN Movement Scanning
  27. 27. Theater Distribution Center General
  28. 28. Operational Base
  29. 29. Movable RFID Scanning Portal
  30. 30. RFID Enable AMTS Automated Material Tracking System (AMTS) began as a means to increase supply warehousing efficiency and reduce overall parts supply costs ◦ Technology bridge between existing AF legacy systems and DLA ◦ Web-based solution created for real-time tracking of more than 1 million materiel pieces transferred between AFMC divisions and the DLA Agencies at OCALC, OO-ALC, and WR-ALC ◦ Can use multiple database formats
  31. 31. AMTS…The Issue Process DSS Information Customer Inputs Material Request Manifest Receive Requisition Warehouse Release Warehouse Pick Manifest Time Placed on Truck DSS MAINFRAME DROP OFF POINT Manifest SCS MAINFRAME Driver Scans Manifest Real Time Interface AMTS SERVER DD Form1348 IR/RD Issue / Denial information Issue information Denials / Reversals Customer Inchecks Property and Scans Individual Documents
  32. 32. AMTS…Turn-in Process Customer Inputs Material Turn In DLA WAREHOUSE Receives Turn In Process Receipt DSS MAINFRAME PPMR Data to: Receipt Data From: DSS AMTS SERVER SCS MAINFRAME Priority data Receipt data Manifest New functionality – Is this receipt a MICAP? Items Scanned Into AMTS – Manifest Built/Printed Driver Scans Manifest CUSTOMER PICK UP AREA
  33. 33. Shop Level Tracking Point • Real-time tracking of critical gyro assets through repair shop using Passive UHF RFID in WIP process on Point to Point tracking.
  34. 34. Shop Level RTLS Benefits: •improved scheduling process • reduced time in the maintenance process • elimination of asset loss; • expediting of priority maintenance • full asset visibility at all management levels
  35. 35. Future Opportunities • Medical – Mail order drug validation • Base supply – RFID DD form • Automated Cross Dock • Hazmat Pharmacy – Track usage/exposure • Shop/manufacturing floor tracking – Passive Track Point.
  36. 36. Way Ahead Defense sector is stepping out with passive RFID Initial implementation demonstrated passive RFID has a play in Total Asset Value & Utilization. Continue to participate with industry Know where you want to go or any path will take you there!
  37. 37. Questions
  38. 38. RFID Standards Many to choose from!
  39. 39. RFID Standards ISO 180006C - Freight containers — RF automatic identification ISO 180006C - Supply chain applications of RFID - Freight containers ISO 180006C - Supply chain applications of RFID - Returnable transport items ISO 180006C - Supply chain applications of RFID - Transport units ISO 180006C - Supply chain applications of RFID - Product packaging ISO 180006C - Supply chain applications of RFID - Product tagging
  40. 40. Standards RFID for Item Management Air Interface (ISO 18000)  ISO/IEC 18000-1 - Generic parameters - Air interface  ISO/IEC 18000-2 - Parameters for air interface below 135 kHz  ISO/IEC 18000-3 - Parameters for air interface at 13.56 MHz  ISO/IEC 18000-4 - Parameters for air interface at 2.45 GHz  ISO/IEC 18000-6 - Parameters for air interface at 860-960 MHz
  41. 41. REG Terms of Reference (ToRs) ToR: Reader System Implementation & Operations ToR: Enabled Labels & Packaging ToR: Recyclability ToR: Tag Quality ToR: Education & Certification ToR: Global Operation ToR: Privacy ToR: Safety ToR: Security ToR: Sensors and Transducers ToR: Technology Selection
  42. 42. RFID Policy Scope Passive RFID – case, pallet, UID item packaging ◦ EPC std UHF readers ◦ EPC C1G2 UHF Tags
  43. 43. Facing new challenges… Rapidly moving force on a dynamic battlefield Demand for better information on assets Need for more effective management of inventory • Improve business processes now • Influence the direction and cost of technology development
  44. 44. The RFID Supply Chain Vision Implement knowledge-enabled logistics through fully automated visibility and management of assets in support of the warfighter Manufacturers/ Suppliers Distribution Centers/Depots PASSIVE POEs/PODs Transportation/ Supply/ Theater Depots/TDCs LONG RANGE PASSIVE Using good information to reduce bad inventory. Customers PASSIVE
  45. 45. Passive RFID Mandates Cases & pallets shipped to any receiving points has to be in accordance with supplier implementation plan  Tags will be EPC-compliant and will be a contractual obligation on suppliers
  46. 46. Complimentary Long Range and Short Range Passive RFID Container Tag associated to a… Pallet Tag associated to a… Carton Tag associated to … 8 UID Packaging Tags each with 1 associated UID item
  47. 47. Contact US MONTEAGE TECHNOLOGIES B-86, Sector – 60, Noida – 210310, INDIA