Lockheed Martin Chooses RFID Revolution’s RFID Essentials E-learning to Boost Productivity from RFID

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Defense technology leader has ambitious plans to use RFID to make wide-ranging improvements in operations and products. RFID Essentials online training is helping employees across functions and business units make it happen.

RFID Revolution, provider of online education for organizations exploring or adopting radio frequency identification technology (RFID), announced that Lockheed Martin Corporation, #58 in the Fortune 500 and a leading global provider of aeronautics, information, and space systems and services, has selected its RFID Essentials interactive Web-based course to educate Lockheed employees on RFID fundamentals.

RFID is an automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology with the potential to drive substantial improvements in operations like manufacturing, supply chain, and asset tracking. RFID Essentials is an interactive RFID e-learning tool designed to help professionals understand the technology, how to apply it, and how to measure the return on investment. Users learn to identify the most promising applications in their enterprise and jumpstart projects. They complete the course in about eight hours, at their own pace, from any Internet connection.

Lockheed Martin has begun using RFID in everything from insuring the authenticity of parts and subassemblies in its supply chain; to tracking components for timely repair of customer equipment; to increasing the accuracy and safety of its missile defense systems. “By improving visibility of objects and reducing human error through automation, RFID technology can positively impact a vast array of operations and products,” said Denton Clark, Corporate AIT Manager for Lockheed. “With the data capture aspect of the technology maturing, companies like Lockheed can concentrate on processing the large volumes of data received from RFID systems, to make better business decisions.”

“But incorporating a new technology into operations can be disruptive,” said Clark. “Lockheed turned to RFID Essentials to get hundreds of employees up to speed, so they feel comfortable. The more people understand, the more they can envision how to use RFID in our company and even across the industry. We need to take full advantage of our human capital in order to achieve our goal of mainstreaming RFID.”

“What makes RFID Essentials really effective is that the user is actively involved,” said Leslie Downey, Principal and Founder of RFID Revolution. Instead of passively listening, watching, or reading, users apply what they’re learning in challenging, real-world scenarios. “They’re not spoon fed--they form their own conclusions, so they remember.”

Both RFID Revolution and its partner the RFID Journal, the premiere RFID publishing company, offer RFID Essentials. Individuals can purchase 60-day subscriptions. Organizations wanting to educate groups of people can purchase one-year licenses featuring group rates.    

For more information about RFID Essentials, contact RFID Revolution, at +1.301.589.9791, or visit our website at http://www.rfidrevolution.com. Or visit RFID Journal at http://www.rfidjournal.com; and look for RFID Essentials Training under “Tools & Resources” on the left side of the home page.

About RFID Revolution
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, RFID Revolution, LLC provides radio frequency identification (RFID) education and consulting services. Its RFID Essentials interactive online training provides professionals in end-user organizations with RFID working knowledge quickly and conveniently, so they can advance their organizations’ RFID initiatives. Developed in collaboration with three top industry experts, RFID Essentials contains “hands-on” case studies that challenge the user to identify the key variables affecting an application’s payback. It also contains 25 real-life use cases from a variety of industries with actual ROI figures. Eight Fortune 500 companies have chosen RFID Essentials to educate employees and accelerate deployment. A woman-owned small business (WOSB), RFID Revolution co-founded and administered the first RFID industry awards event in North America, the RFID Excellence in Business Awards, at RFID World 2007 and 2008.

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