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24 Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging Figure 7. Self-Tagging Assessment Tool outline. on downstream processes. In particular, concessions and the security checkpoint are likely to be affected by any significant changes in passenger throughput. It is important for the TSA and con- cessionaires to be included in the planning stages in order to be prepared for the changes they are likely to experience. Figure 8 shows the opening screen of the Simulation Tool. As outlined in Figures 7 and 8, the following two sections represent User Guides for both com- ponents of the Decision-Making Tool. Assessment Tool--User Guide User Identification The User Identification worksheet, as shown in Figure 9, is for documentation purposes. This sheet allows the user to input the name of airport that is being assessed, the date of assessment, the person leading the effort, and the contributors, including respective company and department affil- Figure 8. Self-Tagging Simulation Tool guide contents.

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The Self-Tagging Decision-Making Tool User Guide 25 Figure 9. User Identification worksheet. iations for each individual. This information is used to create the title page to the Assessment Report, which is discussed later in this Guide. The user shall type in data as appropriate. Airport Profile The Airport Profile worksheet, as shown in Figure 10, is designed to capture the unique mix of characteristics that make up the subject airport, namely, the airport being assessed. This sheet allows the user to select criteria from a range of categories that best describe the airport. This information is used to identify the appropriate self-tagging pros and cons for that airport. The user shall select "yes" in the drop down box for each characteristic that accurately describes the subject airport. Business Driver Assessment The Business Driver Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 11, is designed to identify the appropriate self-tagging strategy for the subject airport based on its primary business drivers. This sheet allows the user to rank a set of predefined business drivers as high, medium, or low priority. This information is used to provide the user with a description of the self-tagging strate- gies that will provide the biggest benefit and have the highest level of success. The user shall select the appropriate priority level from the drop down box next to each business driver.

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26 Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging Figure 10. Airport Profile worksheet. Commercial Impact Assessment The Commercial Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 12, is designed to identify the commercial prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful self-tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key questions. This information is used not only to determine the prerequisites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Figure 11. Business Driver Assessment worksheet.

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The Self-Tagging Decision-Making Tool User Guide 27 Figure 12. Commercial Impact Assessment worksheet. Facility Impact Assessment The Facility Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 13, is designed to identify the facility prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful self-tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key questions. This information is used to determine not only the prerequisites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Legal/Financial/Risk Impact Assessment The Legal/Financial/Risk Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 14, is designed to identify the legal, financial, and risk prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful self-tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key questions. This information is used to determine not only the prerequi- Figure 13. Facility Impact Assessment worksheet.

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28 Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging Figure 14. Legal/Financial/Risk Impact Assessment worksheet. sites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Operational Impact Assessment The Operational Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 15, is designed to identify the operational prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful Note: BHS = baggage handling system; BRS = baggage reconciliation system. Figure 15. Operational Impact Assessment worksheet.

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The Self-Tagging Decision-Making Tool User Guide 29 Figure 16. Regulatory/Security Impact Assessment worksheet. self-tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key questions. This information is used to determine not only the prerequisites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Regulatory/Security Impact Assessment The Regulatory/Security Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 16, is designed to identify the regulatory and security prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful self-tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key questions. This information is used to determine not only the prerequi- sites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Technical Impact Assessment The Technical Impact Assessment worksheet, as shown in Figure 17, is designed to identify the technical prerequisites to implementation that must be addressed to achieve a successful self- tagging program. This sheet allows the user to select the appropriate answer to a set of key ques- tions. This information is used to determine not only the prerequisites that must be met, but also to return a breakdown of the basis for the issue, the impact it will have, the resulting action that is required, and the cost elements associated with it. The user shall select either "yes" or "no" from the drop down box next to each question. Assessment Report The Assessment Report is the comprehensive result of each of the individual assessments. It will define the self-tagging pros and cons for the specific subject airport, the appropriate self-tagging strategies, and the prerequisites for implementation that must be met to achieve success. The Assessment Report is preformatted for printing and is automatically generated using macros. As such, when the Assessment Tool is opened, the user must select the option to enable macros. After completing each of the assessments, the user must press the "Create Assessment Report" button on the "Self-Tagging Assessment Tool Outline" tab to generate the report. Figure 18 shows a sample cover page of this report.

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30 Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging Figure 17. Technical Impact Assessment worksheet. Figure 18. Self-Tagging Assessment Report cover page.