Pallet Management System: A Study of the Implementation of UID/RFID Technology for Tracking Shipping Materials within the Department of Defense Distribution Network

Report Number: NPS-LM-08-112

Series: Acquisition Logistics

Category: Item Unique Identification (IUID) / Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Jeffrey S. Harris, Jeffrey S. Worrell

Title: Pallet Management System: A Study of the Implementation of UID/RFID Technology for Tracking Shipping Materials within the Department of Defense Distribution Network

Published: 2008-08-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2008/NPS-LM-08-112.pdf

Keywords: Pallet, Pallet Management, Pallet Pooling, Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Unique Item Identification, UID, Asset Visibility, Bar Code, Distribution Network

Abstract:

The purpose of this MBA project is to identify the typical pallet utilization for the Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin (DDJC) shipments to the Defense Distribution Depot San Diego (DDDC). That information will be used as the basis for suggesting a standardized reutilization management system for wood and non-wood pallets. This project will analyze the inclusion of Radio Frequency Identification and Unique Item Identification in conjunction with bar code technology for the improvement of asset visibility within the Department of Defense