Lockheed Martin’s Fleet Response Keeps Military Vehicle Fleets Running
Lockheed Martin delivers its five millionth part as the military’s automotive parts supply chain manager
Shock absorber. Check.
Fuel pump. Check
Two years and millions of checks later, Lockheed Martin recently delivered its five millionth part as the U.S. military’s global automotive parts supply chain manager. The milestone part, a fuel cartridge for the U.S. Air Force, arrived on time in Kunsan, Korea.
Under the Fleet Automotive Support Initiative – Global (FASI) program, the company manages and ships more than 1,300 automotive parts to more than 10,000 locations with support from 350 suppliers. Deliveries have exceeded the government’s contract requirements with 96 percent on time delivery. The program supports more than 4,000 military activities in the continental U.S., as well as for deployed troops in the Middle East, Europe and Western Pacific.
“Our supply-chain management solution with its seamless demand forecasting, inventory management and distribution help to ensure the right parts reach the warfighter on time, every time,” said Dan Heller, vice president of new ventures for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Sensors business.
To support FASI-G’s full execution phase, Lockheed Martin opened a new Global Sustainment Command Center in Columbus, Ohio, in early 2009. Staff at the center provide around-the-clock support and oversee inventory forecasting, order management and distribution, as well as tracking for cost effective, reliable, timely operations. The company collaborates with small businesses and has purchased more than 85 percent of the program parts from this business sector.
Lockheed Martin won the 10-year FASI-G contract in September 2008 from the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Inventory Control Point in Columbus. Lockheed Martin fully transitioned into the contract’s execution phase and began performing on all program requirements in June 2009.