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The Instant Supply Chain Challenge
For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an

air line supply chains  Singapore flew a mobile air traffic control tower to Banda Aceh's airport to deal with a twenty-fold increase in flights and to help speed up deliveries of emergency supplies. Ten C-130s, two C-17s, and many US helicopters have been helping with delivery of aid. As of 1/8/05, 13,000 US military personnel have distributed over 365 tons of supplies, and aircrews have flown more than 450 rescue and recovery flights. CNN setup a web site where thousands of people have been able to request information on

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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