Lockheed Martin to Evaluate the Pepsi Bottling Group's Enterprisewide Warehouse Management System
OWEGO, NY, November 4th, 2002 -- The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has selected Lockheed Martin to evaluate its new warehouse management technologies infrastructure to enhance the efficiency and performance of 60 bottling plants and 268 satellite distribution centers across the United States. During Phase I of a three-phase project, Lockheed Martin experts will study processes and operations at PBG facilities and collaborate with PBG staff to define specific warehouse management requirements. This activity will include assessing supply chain execution applications, from off-the-shelf warehouse management system (WMS) software to customized approaches.
Upon completion of the Phase I analysis, Lockheed Martin will present a plan and approach for the project's subsequent phases: implementing the warehouse management solution at a pilot site and rolling it out to the PBG facilities nationwide.
"Lockheed Martin's focus on the end game and approach toward guiding Pepsi Bottling Group through the implementation and rollout process were key reasons our team was selected," said Brian Tanton, vice president of Material Handling and Identification Solutions for Lockheed Martin's Distribution Technologies business. "Our ability to deliver on key technologies essential to the ultimate vision was important. This contract is a significant step for us as we continue to enhance our supply chain solution offerings. We are proud to add the Pepsi Bottling Group to our growing list of customers."