Government and Military Logistics
“Clearly, logistics is the hard part of fighting a war.”
– Lt. Gen. Fredrick Franks, USA, 7th Corps Commander, Desert Storm
U.S. and Allied militaries around the world trust Savi to move high-consequence and often expensive assets through their supply chains. Our array of active RFID (aRFID) tags and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors meet the needs of today’s logistics teams and fighter forces that require visibility, agility, and security.
Savi is the premier provider of military RFID systems and the enabler of critical asset-tracking capabilities for the U.S. Government on an enormous scale. We have a long-standing history as the pioneer, innovator, and inventor of technologies, products, and protocols that use sensors to improve operational analysis, efficiency, and insight.
We currently hold 115 domestic and foreign patents. Savi has invented a number of mission-critical technologies that have become staples of U.S. and Allied militaries. Today, the Federal Government relies on Savi solutions in many areas, including tracking and securing items for the treatment of Ebola in West Africa.
Real-Time Situational Awareness
Finally, a worldwide, real-time view of fixed and in-transit assets. Continuously monitor data from any tag and reader type and compare to plan data and mission requirements.
Enhanced Route Safety
Real-time monitoring and protection that defense forces with high-threat, unpredictable supply routes require.
Clean, actionable data drives improved effectiveness, reduced costs, and ensured readiness.
Actual Real-Time In-Transit Visibility
“Always on” data streams of the location and condition of in-transit supplies and equipment provide critical situational awareness for emergency response or military operations.
Supply Chain Insights and Analytics
Improve operations and create contingency plans with deep analysis of trends and machine learning of route, threat and ETA data.
Active RFID, IoT, and Location and Environmental Sensor Hardware
Collect RFID data at fixed choke-points or use infrastructure-less wireless (IoT) sensors to collect and transmit real-time data with Savi hardware. Mobile hybrid sensors offer an easy transition from RFID readers to IoT devices.
The United Stated Air Force (USAF) is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. With over 300,000 personnel on active duty, USAF physical assets include over 10,000 manned and unmanned aircraft, combat air vehicles, cruise missiles and ICBMs, based and deployed throughout the world.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. With over 300,000 personnel on active duty, USAF physical assets include over 10,000 manned and unmanned aircraft, combat air vehicles, cruise missiles and ICBMs, based and deployed throughout the world.
What was needed
The USAF is held accountable for a vast number of assets spread around the world including aircraft vehicles, tools, and related equipment. Determining asset location and condition at any given time is crucial to USAF operations. At one time the USAF utilized manual data capture methods to collect asset information. A better approach was needed as multiple GAO audits showed that manually collected asset data was often inaccurate, untimely or missing. More recently, the USAF, like other military branches, has been asked to do more with less, leading to a reduction in the number of Air Force logisticians. Faced with smaller staffs, larger workloads, a quicker working pace, and a history of audit shortcomings and asset management inaccuracies, the USAF aggressively sought to automate asset tracking and logistics reporting.
Savi responded to the USAF’s requirements by creating a specialized version of its logistics informatics platform. This end-to-end system collected real-time information via bar-coded USAF assets, including asset location, status, and other data, from DoD-compliant active and passive RFID tags. After collecting and consolidating the data, Savi converted it into actionable operational information and presented it to USAF logisticians and decision-makers in the form of online or offline reports. The Savi platform was also easily integrated with existing USAF ERP and other back-office software systems for streamlined accounting and auditing.
With real-time information at the fingertips of decision-makers, the USAF realized immediate benefits from its rollout of the Savi platform. During the pilot phase of deployment, USAF man-hours associated with locating accountable assets were reduced by 80%. In addition, over 99% of their assets were immediately located, and over $60K of accountable equipment was located off-site and returned to accountable units. With a fully automated data collection system, error-prone manual methods have been eliminated, further reducing manpower needs while improving the quality and accuracy of USAF asset data.