Case Study

United States Marine Corps Improves Inventory Accuracy And Accountability With RFID Solution

Source: Omni-ID

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) needed a more efficient method for expeditiously and accurately processing fleets of wheeled vehicles, general rolling stock and high value assets, maintaining visibility and equipment status. CDO Technologies and their partners have supported this USMC effort using a variety of passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) products and supporting infrastructure components to facilitate USMC efforts.

BACKGROUND

The Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM)Distribution Management Center (DMC) has responsibility for Marine Corps enterprise-level distribution management and for planning and management of storage operations for ground weapon systems Principal End Items (PEIs) and associated materials. DMC will affect the most reliable distribution of all classes of supply to sustain readiness of forward deployed forces, while maintaining CONUS- based operations.

Driven by the USMC mission, the primary goal of the RFID project is to gain improvement in the velocity and accuracy of processing equipment (receipt, inventory, issue) and materials for wholesale storage, in addition to improving overall equipment visibility and reporting of equipment status for the USMC LOGCOM facilities in Albany, GA and Barstow, CA. .

LOGCOM is the destination for most Marine Corps ground equipment and rolling stock being shipped back from war efforts in Afghanistan. With so much equip- ment returning, and with fewer hands to manage the inventory, it made sense to leverage available technology to gain efficiency.

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