Savi, a Lockheed Martin company, just went live with an automated asset and inventory tracking system at a major U.S. army depot.
The Sierra Army Depot is a huge complex of 1,200 buildings on 59 square miles in northern California. It serves as an expeditionary logistics center for the storage, maintenance, assembly and containerization of operational stocks and other items - from depot to foxhole.
The Depot Total Asset Visibility and Inventory Management System leverages two Savi programs to cut costs and improve efficiency. The Savi SmartChain Enterprise Platform and Savi Asset Management Application manage real-time information of supplies affixed with active Radio Frequency Identification tags.
"Our command and control platform, which is tied to Automatic Identification Technologies, provides more than just real-time visibility," said David Stephens, chief executive officer of Savi Technology.
The system is designed to enhance the visibility and management of assets. It uses sensors that monitor the environmental conditions of DEPMEDS, which are "hospitals in a container" and include necessary medical supplies and equipment required for rapid deployment into the field of operations.