Vendor to Foxhole Tracking

By Mark Roberti

The U.S. Military's Combat Feeding Program pilot shows that RFID can be used to provide real-time visibility of rations as they move from the manufacturer to units in the field.

There are an estimated 120,000 U.S. war fighters in Iraq today. Each one eats three meals a day—every day. That means the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has to supply nearly 11 million meals a month. Tracking all those rations through the supply chain and making sure each war fighter doesn't eat breakfast three times a day or the same dinner for a week straight is a tall order. The Natick Soldier Center Combat Feeding Program, which develops rati...

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