NAVSEA US Navy Spare Parts Program
RFID/GPS logistics automation and global in-transit visibility
Shipcom Wireless has deployed an RFID and RTLS hardware and software system for ICS Marine to support the automation of spare part management using RFID technology. The RFID-based system was used to track $22 million worth of equipment from Louisiana to Iraq. This system provided close to $1.7 million in savings by reducing lost parts and on-site inventory location, while providing additional security.
- Item-level tracking and tracing worldwide
- Tracking chain of custody in real-time with the CATAMARAN® VERT system
- Real-time visibility with on-demand video feed, alerts, and movement history
- Container and fleet management
- Improved security
- Improved system responsiveness
- Improved end-to-end supply chain activities
- Increased accuracy
- Reduced inventory shrinkage/loss
- Increased ROI with better planning models and strategies
US Coastguard: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Response Deployment
Tracking Solution for Critical Asset Visibility
On April 20, 2010, an catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico followed an explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Approximately 30,800 personnel, 5,050 vessels, and dozens of aircraft are engaged in the response effort.
Orders were sent down to the Incident Command Center to increase visibility of these assets. The ICC decided RFID would expedite the response effort, and Shipcom was deployed as an integral part of this solution.
To date, Shipcom has tracked over 10,000 critical assets across 73 remote facilities as part of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill response deployment.
Shipcom used 60 handhelds with UHF, RFID, GPS, 3G, Camera, and barcode scanners to collect data remotely from 10,000 passive RFID tags, 30,000 barcode labels, and 730 GPS tags via the field inventory and asset management module of Shipcom’s application: CATAMARAN®.
- Disconnected computing
United States Air Force Keesler Base Hospital
Comprehensive tracking of assets, medication, and patients
Shipcom was selected to implement the USAF Surgeon General’s project for multiple automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) technologies at the Keesler Base military treatment facility. The Shipcom system is the only RTLS system to receive the DoD’s IT security certification (DIACAP) to date.
- Location/tracking of mobile assets
- Elimination of asset search time for biomes and nurses
- Reduced asset shrinkage
- Improved preventive maintenance compliance
- Development and monitoring at the inventory level
- Increased asset utilization
- Increased productivity of caregivers
- JCAHO compliance
- Patient safety
- Sterile supply technician training