A cost benefit analysis of radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation at the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
Gerber, James B.
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This thesis focuses on the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) and its need to reduce its budget through becoming more efficient. There are many means for becoming more efficient; this report will analyze the adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as one way in which DMEA can achieve cost savings. The goal was to construct a working model to simulate factory conditions at electronics manufacturers' facilities, regardless of the size or breadth of production. The end state was to identify all major variables associated with the costs of RFID implementation, and the derived annual benefits, thereby giving decision makers an idea of the relative financial attractiveness of RFID.