Automatic Identification Technology
The AIT Project will acquire and integrate readily available Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) marking/reading technologies into Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS) to automate supply chain business processes and data capture and entry capabilities at all DND/CAF unit locations including those deployed in Canada and abroad. The capability will enhance asset visibility and, in turn, facilitate increased operational readiness, material and fuel management. The project contributes to Defence Policy (SSE) initiatives 29-58, 60, 62, 63, 64, 67 and 105.
The Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Project will acquire automated data capture technologies equipment and its integration/interfacing software allowing the AIT interface with the Enterprise Resource Planning/Defence Resource Management Information System (ERP/DRMIS) system across the Defence Supply Chain (DSC).
This new capability will support the timely and accurate input of key materiel management data into DRMIS and drastically reduce manual data entry, improve data accuracy, and support a reduction in inventory levels over time by not buying excess stock, or running out of critical stock, in error due to poor item visibility.
Under $20 million
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- Completed Start Options Analysis
- 2019/2020 Start Definition
- 2022/2023 Start Implementation
- 2025/2026 Initial Delivery
- 2026/2027 Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
- Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence
- Joint Support & Sustainment
- Emerging Technology
- Training and Simulation
Defence Capability Investment Areas
- Business Intelligence & Analytical Tools
- Provisioning and Provisioning Support
- Specialty Support Equipment
- Advanced/Emerging Technologies
- Big Data Management
- Efficiency measures
- Training Services
Key Industrial Capabilities
To be determined.
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