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TEVET Strives to Bring Cost Savings and Efficiency to Lockheed Martin
TEVET LLC, a Serviced Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone company, is a distributor and reseller delivering exceptional service for Agilent Technologies and National Instruments electronic test and measurement equipment. The company offers highly configurable technical solutions via traditional procurement methods or with its punch out, OCI (SAP/Oracle) compliant catalog solutions. As a partner to Lockheed Martin since 2008, TEVET has significantly reduced product lead times for programs.
“TEVET’s services have specifically helped the company accelerate the purchase and acquisition process – a vital component to Lockheed Martin,” said Nancy Deskins, director Category Management and Supplier Diversity. “TEVET’s flexibility and cost competitiveness have made them a key subcontractor to Lockheed Martin for test equipment.”
TEVET’s continued focus is to improve and never be satisfied with anything less than a competitive advantage in responsiveness, speed, and innovation in customer service. Utilizing this technology to link with Lockheed Martin’s existing P2P resource, TEVET has risen to the top as a one-stop source for test and measurement equipment. A large variety of distribution level products are available to ship the same day TEVET receives an order.
Via TEVET’s proprietary e-Store, which integrates with enterprise level procurement systems, Lockheed Martin employees can easily point, click and configure complex test solutions from Agilent Technologies right from their desktop, shortening the process that traditionally takes three to four weeks down to minutes. The e-Catalog features both user-friendly configuration system and virtual catalog of Agilent products.
TEVET’s philosophy is “do what we know best,” which is all aspects of test and measurement equipment. TEVET prides itself in this philosophy, which ranges from customer service, procurement, assisting in system configuration, to building long-term relationships with suppliers based on integrity.
In recognition of TEVET’s outstanding customer service, Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems awarded the company with a STAR Supplier award in 2010. Tracy Solomon has recently been featured in “Vetrepreneur” magazine for his accomplishments as a service disabled veteran bringing TEVET to its current standing in the “Small Business” community.
TEVET was founded in 2004 and today is a $40 million company with 14 employees, and over 50 percent of those employees are veterans. For more information on TEVET, visit the company’s web site at www.tevetllc.com.
Pictured above: Tracy Solomon, president of TEVET, receives STAR Supplier Award from Sandy Russo-Pais, senior purchasing representative, Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics.