Targeted Attack

By Elizabeth Wasserman

The U.S. Department of Defense aims to use RFID to eliminate waste, improve services and bolster security in its complex supply chain. The DOD's successes so far have convinced allies and some defense contractors to follow suit.

For the past 15 years, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been fighting a war to root out inefficiencies in its supply chain, the largest and most complex in the world. The goal: to make sure troops around the world have the correct arms, medicines, food and clothing when needed, by eliminating waste, improving services and bolstering security. The weapons of choice in this war against inefficiencies: active and passive radio frequency identifi...

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