automated identification technology


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automated identification technology

A suite of tools for facilitating total asset visibility (TAV) source data capture and transfer. Automated identification technology (AIT) includes a variety of devices, such as bar codes, magnetic strips, optical memory cards, and radio frequency tags for marking or "tagging" individual items, multi-packs, equipment, air pallets, or containers, along with the hardware and software required to create the devices, read the information on them, and integrate that information with other logistic information. AIT integration with logistic information systems is key to the Department of Defense's TAV efforts. Also called AIT. See also total asset visibility.
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The Boeing Transformation Service will enable customers to better manage aircraft components, equipment, and materials by retrofitting them with automated identification technology devices, allowing automated data management and highly visible supply chain related maintenance processes.
Increased use of automated identification technology.
Logis-Tech is a logistics engineering and professional services organization focused on three core business areas: (1) Specialized Acquisition, Analytical and Logistics Services, including studies and risk analysis, decision making support, operational planning, maintenance, and logistics support programs; (2) Logistics Supply Chain Management, including Automated Identification Technology (AIT) and related software, inventory control, supply chain analysis, maintenance management, and database management; and (3) Corrosion Prevention, including controlled humidity protection, controls technology, remote monitoring, and contractor logistics support.
Researchers believe that automated identification technology could make significant improvements at airports around the world by making equipment and processes more visible.

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