RFID Global Delivers Supply Chain Innovation for DARPA's SHIELD Program

Benzinga | May 04, 2016

RFID Global Solution, Inc., a leading provider of asset management and supply chain solutions, will demonstrate a potential supply chain authentication solution developed to safeguard the U.S. defense electronics supply chain from substandard and counterfeit electronics at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Demo Day at the Pentagon in May 2016. DARPA awarded a $12.3 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation and its partners for the agency's SHIELD (Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense) program in 2015. SHIELD aims to stop counterfeit electronic parts from entering the supply chain by implementing an authentication solution consisting of a miniaturized chip called a dielet, under development by Northrop Grumman, and software to validate the authenticity of electronic parts, being developed by RFID Global Solution.

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I’ve been involved in Logistics Outsourcing since 1994, and have assisted dozens of companies through the process since then. Across all industries. I hope that this information will help you in your own Outsourcing Success. In particular, this guide will assist you in preparing your overall project plan for outsourcing, right from mobilising your project team, through to the selection of your outsourcing partners. Built up over hundreds of Outsourcing projects, this represents the most common activities and tasks that you need to include in your plan. But there may of course be others that need to be included to meet the needs of your own business.

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I’ve been involved in Logistics Outsourcing since 1994, and have assisted dozens of companies through the process since then. Across all industries. I hope that this information will help you in your own Outsourcing Success. In particular, this guide will assist you in preparing your overall project plan for outsourcing, right from mobilising your project team, through to the selection of your outsourcing partners. Built up over hundreds of Outsourcing projects, this represents the most common activities and tasks that you need to include in your plan. But there may of course be others that need to be included to meet the needs of your own business.

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