Lockheed Martin has selected the supply chain and logistics software from global enterprise applications company IFS to support a $3.5bn US Army contract.
Both companies have signed a contract under which Lockheed has requested for 2,600 user licences of IFS Applications modules.
IFS will provide the modules for supply chain management, warehouse management, purchasing and other functionalities.
IFS aerospace and defence president Scott Helmer said: “As a recognised leader in aerospace and defence software, IFS Applications will provide the logistics and supply chain functionality to support this contract.
“This solution will then be extended with IFS planning and scheduling optimisation software, which will enable Lockheed Martin to rely on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to automate the real-time management of mobile technicians according to shifting demands and priorities.”
Under the US Army contract, Lockheed is responsible for the sustainment of more than 300,000 fielded training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS), including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems, for seven years.
In order to better sustain these army assets, IFS Applications will ensure the availability of materials, parts and resources, as well as provide mobile technicians with scheduling capabilities.
IFS Americas president Cindy Jaudon added: “A company delivering on major US Department of Defense (DoD) contracts while ensuring they meet or exceed service level agreements (SLAs) needs a robust, proven software platform capable of managing the entire contract lifecycle. That is what we can deliver here, in a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution.”