Savi Technology has released the Savi SmartChain(R) Asset Management System 4.5 (Savi AMS 4.5), which optimizes the utilization, performance and visibility of supply chain assets ranging from intermodal cargo containers to tote bins as they are deployed continuously throughout the extended supply chain.
Savi’s enhanced system serves as the software foundation for solutions targeted at specific vertical markets.
These vital mobile supply chain assets, which are the workhorse conveyances that transport goods worldwide, include cargo containers, chassis, pallets, racks, cages, totes, trays, air cargo containers (ULDs), gas cylinders, drums, trucks, trailers and railcars — across multiple industry sectors. Savi AMS 4.5 can be integrated with all types of Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technologies — ranging from barcodes, active and passive RFID, sensors and GPS satellite location systems — to provide real-time information on the location and state of assets, the company claims.
AMS enhanced with AIDC technologies aims to automate prior manually intensive, error-prone processes, which enables users to drive improved efficiency and reduced operational expenses.
Where traditional supply chain management software focuses primarily on supply chain execution and planning within the user’s own closed-loop enterprise, Savi AMS 4.5 continuously monitors and manages the assets across the extended open-loop supply chain, encompassing suppliers, distributors, customers and service providers, the company says. Visibility of these assets across the extended supply chain can help enable owners to overcome the enduring difficulty of meeting customer demand because of asset shortages, poor visibility of their location and awareness of their condition. Extended visibility also drives significant improvements in asset utilization by enabling customers to identify total asset inventory, hoarding, inadvertent stockpiling and locations where the assets may have been previously lost or misplaced.
Savi AMS 4.5 also aims to provide automated full lifecycle management of supply chain assets, including forecasting and planning, reservation and allocation, asset transfer and repositioning, and physical inventory functions.