XIO Team Conducts AIT Assessment in Kuwait
In March, three XIO team members travelled to Kuwait to conduct an assessment of the supply chain processes for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Joint Logistics Integration (JLI) operations at the MRAP Sustainment Facility (MSF). The assessment focused on the opportunities to incorporate Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) into the business process to improve performance and data capture at the MSF.
The team viewed business process flows, conducted interviews with MSF staff, and documented their own observations as they relate to the asset visibility and information data capture for vehicles and parts. Upon their return to the States, the team wrote an assessment report outlining their findings and recommendations for the inclusion of AIT into the processes at the MSF.
RFID Journal LIVE! Wrap-Up
In April, the XIO team was in Orlando, Florida for the fourth annual RFID Journal LIVE! event. In addition to having a booth in the exhibit hall, XIO also tweeted from the event. Highlights from the conferences include:
- President and CEO Mary Ann Wagner moderated the “DoD RFID Update: Progress Report on the World’s First RFID-Enable Supply Chain” panel. The panel spoke and answered questions on DoD progress in rolling out both active and passive RFID technologies.
- XIO clients Robert Bacon, Daniel Radford, and Michael Slocum of the U.S. Navy AIT office were finalists in the Special Achievement category for their work on the Joint Direct Attack Munitions project.
- XIO’s Jamshed Dubash (in photo, above right) was featured in the “Ask the Expert” booth, during which he answered questions about RFID and provided guidance as to which exhibitors and sessions attendees might find useful for their particular projects.
AUSA Medical Symposium
In May, XIO’s Director of Marketing Catherine Thomas and Communications Consultant Kathleen Milanich gave presentations in the Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) Track at the AUSA Medical Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The presentations focused on Brand Management and Marketing Projects best practices to increase communications effectiveness within an Army Medical environment.
“Once again, this was a fabulous conference that brought together the best of Army Medicine," said Ms. Thomas. "We were honored to be included in the discussions in San Antonio and look forward to our continued work with Army Medicine as they seek new opportunities to improve their marketing and communications capabilities."
FREE Download: JDAM ITV White Paper
In April, XIO published a white paper summarizing the results of the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) In-Transit Visibility (ITV) Viability Testing. The project was designed to validate effective and Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) safe passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) and Item Unique Identification (IUID) data capture across an ordnance supply chain. Read the entire paper here.