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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) project is a departmental business transformation initiative that will modernize the Defence Supply Chain. The project will be structured as an omnibus with multiple sub-projects that will be competed and delivered over the definition and implementation phases.


The AIT project will modernize the Defence Supply Chain management practices and processes including the application of technologies to enhance military operational support; increase financial accountability, asset visibility and materiel security; as well as increase the efficiency and performance of the Defence Supply Chain. The project will introduce and implement supply chain management industry standard policies, disciplines, practices, processes, and technologies where they bring the greatest value and efficiencies into Defence Supply Chain. The project will include supply chain process re-design, electronic identification of all applicable inventory and assets (marking or labelling) as well as the delivery of technologies that integrate with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to enable process automation.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Definition Approval
  • 2019 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2022 to 2024 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Materiel Systems Plans & Requirements
Phone: 819-939-8585

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