Savi Releases SmartChain® 6.0 Adaptive Applications to Simplify the Integration of RFID into the Enterprise
Washington, 06/10/2009 -- Today, Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Savi Technology released Savi SmartChain® 6.0, a flexible software application for managing assets, inventory and shipments both within facilities and throughout the global supply chain. Savi's sixth-generation software drives "just-in-time" operations by providing decision makers with quality, up-to-date information about the location, condition and security of their assets.
The announcement was made here at the National Press Club along with availability of two other Savi innovations – a new type of active RFID Real Time Locating System and hybrid RFID/SatCom GlobalTag – on the company's 20th year in business.
SmartChain 6.0 is designed to ease the integration of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies, such as bar codes, IUID, RFID, GPS and sensors, into existing business processes. Savi also offers a comprehensive software toolkit, which includes source for the applications, to make it vastly simpler and more cost-effective to add and transform real-time data from AIDC technologies. The result is a newly adaptable product for customers to continuously improve the performance, security and condition of assets moving both within facilities and throughout the supply chain.
"Savi SmartChain 6.0 makes it easier to take advantage of quality AIDC-based information, which helps take the guess work out of managing supply chain assets and inventory," said David Shannon, Savi Technology's senior vice president of Marketing and Strategy. "Savi SmartChain 6.0 is an elegant design that addresses the common problems systemic to every organization involved in asset and supply chain management, and empowers our customers to address their own unique challenges – no matter how simple or complex."
Savi SmartChain 6.0 features a refreshed user interface built using Web 2.0 tools and techniques. Upon login, users see a dashboard summary of automated alerts and analytics tailored for that user.
Adaptive Applications support the ability to update database structures, modify workflows, adjust business rules, customize nomenclature, and add completely new capabilities to the application. All of these SmartChain 6.0 adaptations will be supported in future product upgrades.
Also, SmartChain includes a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework that supports the exchange of business intelligence with other legacy systems.
With Savi SmartChain 6.0, it is easier than ever to manage assets, shipments and inventory moving within facilities and throughout the global supply chain. Building on two decades of commercial and government experience, Savi knows how to improve supply chain operations and capture savings against your organization's bottom line.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], Savi is a leading provider of supply chain information and technology solutions and services. These capabilities include real-time solutions based on active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies that improve the visibility, management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. For more information, visit www.savi.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.