Original Date: 08/20/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2006
Information : Supply Chain Management Command Center
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems is implementing a centralized data and management supply chain center with enormous promise. The Supply Chain Management Command Center will utilize sophisticated demand planning tools and forecasting systems.
Historically at Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems (NE&SS-SS), supply chain management has been a manual, decentralized process using home-grown legacy systems. These legacy systems, however, did not interface with the systems of trading partners or transportation. In addition, the company’s commercial supply chain management software and demand forecasting tools were not designed for use by non- mathematician inventory planners. Currently, Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS is implementing a centralized data and management supply chain center with enormous promise.
The goal is to have a web-based system and call center that can look at daily inventories and transportation schedules. Based on the sound inventory control philosophies of NAVICP in Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the Supply Chain Management Command Center will enable the Navy to focus on managing suppliers and not just supplies. Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS has made a large investment in a commercial transaction and planning system. The state-of-the-art logistics command center will serve as the focal point for all logistics and/or supply chain information.
Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS recently won a contract to manage all naval aircraft tires using its Supply Chain Management Command Center. Early results have demonstrated the ability of the company to address a real need within the supply community. Future success may result in Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS becoming the inventory manager, as well as the systems integrator, for the Aegis programs.
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