Lives at Stake
With millions of assets to track, civilian support agencies – Red Cross, FEMA, national guard units, local emergency response, and many others — must be ready to roll out at a moment’s notice. With loss of a physical asset having dire consequences, the right technology is vital.
In critical situations such as disaster relief, cargo and machinery take on value that greatly exceeds their importance under normal conditions and it must be deployed quickly and efficiently despite chaos and poor communication on the ground. Savi Technology enables the agency to watch, deliver, and account for assets that play a key role in operations.
In business, if required equipment is missing or poorly deployed, the loss of profit can be high. For civilian agencies, the results of inefficient coordination and lack of tracking can be more severe. If a governmental relief mission runs aground due to missing containers or cargo, people could be stranded without evacuation equipment or medical treatment.
With so many assets involved in unpredictable conditions, it’s a constant challenge to keep an accurate view of vehicles and supplies on the ground. With complex, rapidly changing situations the civilian agency may require orchestrating a swift redeployment of assets. To do that, current location data is especially vital. To sustain operational readiness, civil agencies must forecast ahead which supplies, parts and gear to order. Then, they need to position them where they are needed.
The clipboard-and-pencil method of asset tracking does not give the reliability and speed needed in fluid situations, especially when tens of thousands of physical items are in play. When the agency director, logistics analyst, warehouse manager, and National Guard commander can see the same global view of assets in your supply chain and zone of operations, they can work together with greater efficiency. They can virtually eliminate gaps in availability and compensate for disrupted communications. The result is reduced misrouting, spoilage and delays.