The Swedish Armed Forces has contracted with Savi Technology to deploy its Savi Consignment Management Solution (CMS), which enables in-transit military supplies to be automatically located, tracked and managed. Savi Technology has also deployed for this system for the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO and the defense forces of seven other countries.
Swedish Armed Forces Contracts With Savi Technology For Logistics Network
The Swedish Armed Forces has contracted with Savi Technology to deploy its Savi Consignment Management Solution (CMS), which enables in-transit military supplies to be automatically located, tracked and managed. Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company , designed CMS to interoperate with similar Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based, in-transit visibility networks, which Savi Technology has also deployed for the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO and the defense forces of seven other countries.
Sweden procured Savi CMS in order to track their Army, Navy and Air Force consignments for national and multi-national operations.
“Following extensive testing, we selected Savi Technology’s Consignment Management Solution to enhance real-time visibility, efficiency, accuracy and timeliness of our supply chain operations,” said Lt. Col. Peter Fagrell of the Swedish Armed Forces. “We anticipate Savi CMS will also improve our ability to collaborate more closely with NATO and other allies to deploy the right supplies to the right people and places at the right time.”
“Sweden’s participation in growing wireless tracking networks worldwide, and especially throughout Europe, adds strategic and performance value to their interoperable, in-transit visibility solutions,” said Bruce Jacquemard, Savi Technology’s managing director of International Business. “CMS leverages a whole systems approach that delivers ever greater value in managing supplies for both national and multi-national operations as more nations come online.”
CMS is a complete, integrated solution that bridges the “visibility gaps” of consignments as they move through military supply chain networks. The active RFID network, which is based on international and NATO standards, transmits real-time information to Savi’s software platform and application. CMS also processes real-time data transmissions from other types of Automatic Identification and Data Collection technologies, such as bar codes, passive RFID and GPS satellite location systems.
With over 17 years of experience, Savi is a leading provider of active RFID solutions for the management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. Savi Technology is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., and offices in Washington D.C., London, Singapore, and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.savi.com.
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