Northrop Grumman IT taps synchronized fulfillment management solutions to reduce cost, improve resource management
Tewksbury, MA — July 2, 2003 — Fulfillment solutions provider Yantra Corp. today announced that Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) has selected the company's Synchronized Fulfillment Management Solutions and Business Process Platform as part of a new contract for an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration that will support the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).
Yantra said its solutions would serve as the order fulfillment backbone and help USTRANSCOM transform its Defense Transportation System (DTS), enabling the organization to reduce costs, improve management of resources and respond to changing conditions.
According to USTRANSCOM, its fulfillment processes and transportation modes will be modeled and carried out using Yantra's Synchronized Fulfillment Management Solutions and Business Process Platform. Its new modes will be able to react to changing conditions and reprioritize orders or shipments, based on critical need or shifts in the global climate. Additionally, Yantra's solutions will increase USTRANSCOM's visibility, as well as improve notification and reporting capabilities due to more centralized information.
"Having the ability to execute real-time adjustments to orders and supply as different scenarios arise requires a transformation in the way everything is managed and tracked — from business processes to shipments to inventory at rest," said Danny Shoemaker, senior program manager, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT. "By mapping processes at the business level, USTRANSCOM will be able to create a flexible supply network and react to changing conditions faster than if it were constrained by a static supply chain."
As part of the AT21 contract, Northrop Grumman IT will develop capabilities to better manage the DTS in peacetime and during military campaigns. It will do so by improving mode selection and optimization to better manage limited assets, improve technology to capture transportation requirements from multiple sources, including the global command and control system. The company said it would also seek to reduce the cost of DTS operations to combatant commanders and services by applying commercial best practices where appropriate.
For more information on Northrop Grumman's enablement of its contract workforce and spending processes, see "Northrop Grumman Enables Process Efficiency," on iSourceonline.com.