Chain Management - Naval Supply Systems Command
The Naval Supply Systems
Command (NAVSUP) required supply chain management support services
for assistance in executing various Navy Logistics Productivity
(NLP) Research and Development (R&D) initiatives.
Through the NLP program,
UII is currently working with NAVSUP to leverage R&D funding
to bring technology advancements to bear in attacking supply and
logistics issues. For example, the Rapid Retargeting (RRT) program
uses advanced modeling techniques to capture the functionality of
obsolete circuit cards in a commercial off-the-shelf software product.
The software model is then used to manufacture replacement circuit
cards that are form, fit and function compatible with the legacy
items. UII is also implementing the Serial Number Tracking (SNT)
project, employing Automated Information Technology (AIT) such as
contact memory buttons and bar codes.
UII’s work will help the
Navy to resolve hardware obsolescence problems in a manner which
has minimal impact on the supply/logistics support elements and
their costs. Through application of SNT, ship maintenance and aviation
components are easily tracked through the supply, maintenance and
transportation pipelines. In addition, NAVSUP will save nearly $200M
over a seven-year period by reducing asset losses, while making
significant maintenance-related information available to the logistics
support community via a web tool.