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Sierra Army Depot Deploys Savi Asset Management System

January 15, 2009

The system leverages Savi's SmartChain Enterprise Platform and Asset Management Application, which improve efficiency by enabling personnel to reduce hours spent searching for containers, supplies, and inventory as they move on, through, and off the facility.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savi, a Lockheed Martin company, has gone live with an automated asset and inventory tracking system at the Sierra Army Depot in northern California. The depot is a 59 sq. mile complex, encompassing about 1200 buildings that 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 cuts operational costs and improves efficiency by enabling personnel to reduce hours spent searching for containers, major supplies, and asset inventory as they move on, through, and off the facilities. Savi's total asset management solution also improves asset inventory utilization, and—via automated alerts— speeds the monitoring of environmental conditions of medical supplies in the DEPMED area of a major depot.

The fully integrated solution leverages the Savi SmartChain Enterprise Platform and Savi Asset Management Application, which manage real-time information of supplies affixed with active radio-frequency identification (RFID) 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. "We're honored to be called upon by the U.S. Department of Defense to support the readiness and operational performance of mission-critical storage and logistics activities at the Sierra Army Depot."

The Savi solution at the depot is designed to enhance the visibility and management of assets such as containers, trailers, generators, and water purification units. In addition, the solution 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.

About Savi
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Savi is a leading provider of active RFID and other automatic identification technology-based solutions that improve the visibility, management, and security of supply chain assets, shipments, and consignments.

About Lockheed
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.

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