[LINK] RFID problems for Iraq military supply chain
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jul 27 08:23:02 EST 2004
Supply chain system failures hampered Army units in Iraq
Logistics and supply chain operations were 'barely above subsistence level'
during the Iraq war
News Story by Marc L. Songini
JULY 26, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Because of the failure of automated supply
chain management and tracking systems in Iraq, U.S. Army combat units
fighting there last year had to resort to capturing key supplies such as
lubricants and explosives from enemy stockpiles, according to a review of
the war that was written by military analysts.
In addition, food supplies barely met demand, and stocks of ammunition and
spare parts were nearly depleted during combat, wrote analysts at the
Center for Army Lessons Learned, a military think tank that's sponsored by
the U.S. Department of Defense and based at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
After studying the Iraq war up to the fall of Baghdad, the CALL analysts
found that the performance of logistics and supply chain operations were
"barely above subsistence level," in large part because of problems with
software based on radio frequency identification technology (RFID) and
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