The Government has identified RFID as a growth technology because of the efficiencies it offers in reducing time and money in supply chains. Government and military users have successfully deployed and implemented projects worldwide for tracking assets, products, and personnel.
Benefits from RFID technology are numerous for both the DoD and its suppliers. Automatic Data Collection (ADC) allows for improved efficiencies, real-time visibility, and effective record-keeping.
The US Government and Military branches have a vast store of supplies and equipment located around the world. In years past, the government kept track of assets and products using punch cards and electronic accounting machines, and a variety of manual processes. Maintaining visibility into government supply chains has always been a challenge.