Savi gets new supply-chain focus

Lockheed Martin is refocusing the efforts of Savi Group (formerly Savi Technology), its recently acquired supply chain systems provider, to provide integrated real-time information solutions and services for global supply chains.

Lockheed Martin is refocusing the efforts of Savi Group (formerly Savi Technology), its recently acquired supply chain systems provider, to provide integrated real-time information solutions and services for global supply chains.

Stan Sloane, executive vp for Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems & Solutions (IS&S) business area, said the new Savi Group aligns Lockheed Martin’s decision support system expertise for large government In-Transit Visibility (ITV), cargo security and asset management efforts with Savi Technology’s real-time radio frequency identification (RFID)-based data collection and management capabilities.

“This unique combination of capabilities should accelerate the development of turn-key solutions for our government and commercial customers to make their supply chains more efficient, dynamically responsive and secure,” he said.

Vic Verma, previously CEO of Savi Technology before Lockheed Martin bought the company back in June, will lead the Savi Group. He said Savi will leverage its expertise to address the development and delivery of integrated cargo security and supply chain management needs.

“Our tools should enhance situational awareness, security and decision-making in tracking and managing shipments every step along the way as they move through global supply chains from point of origin to destination,” Verma said. “To meet these significant challenges for our customers, Savi Group is being ‘turbocharged’ with Lockheed Martin resources, technical expertise and seasoned leadership in managing large complex systems integration projects.”

Also named to the Savi Group leadership team are COO Ron Nakamoto, previously vp-intelligence systems for Lockheed Martin IS&S, and Jerry Lindstrom, who’ll serve as v-- business development & strategy.

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