Savi to Provide Two Major US Defense Agencies with Active RFID Tags

Supply chain management solutions provider, Savi, has received orders from two major U.S. defense agencies for high-performance, data-rich, active RFID tags. The orders are a continuation of Savi’s 28 years supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and allied partners’ automatic identification needs. The combined orders of more than 48,000 active RFID tags will join over one million Savi active RFID tags currently deployed by the DoD and international militaries around the world.

Savi delivers live streaming facts and insights about the location, condition and security of in-transit goods. Using big data and analytics, it equips shippers, carriers, 3PLs and governments with actionable insights to optimize supply chains before, during and after transit, reducing costs and inventory while improving service. Savi is trusted to support some of the world’s largest and most complex supply chain networks for large CPG companies, Pharma, the US DoD and over a dozen government agencies around the globe.

These orders continue to signal strong support for the use of active RFID devices within the in-transit visibility network, according to Savi. Through improved visibility, the DoD and international military logisticians are able to make timely decisions on parts availability for critical weapon system maintenance, and timely delivery of food, clothing, munitions, and fuel without the need to order 'just in case' safety stocks.

Savi is currently the sole provider for the DoD RFID-IV contract (#W52P1J-14-D-0014), which has a $102 million ceiling and is in its second and final option year. As the government considers requirements for the upcoming RFID-V contract, Savi is offering new IoT sensors that quickly communicate RFID information anywhere in the world using cellular transmission capabilities, no infrastructure required. Adding these next-generation sensors to the existing active RFID support will allow the DoD to improve their ability to mitigate risk, reduce excess inventory, and streamline asset management for greater efficiency and in-theater effectiveness.