The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia has awarded Raytheon Company a two-year contract extension at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., and a one-year contract extension at Red River Army Depot, Texas, to continue the full supply chain management of spare parts. Combined, the two contracts have an estimated value of $19.2 million. These awards are part of the new Raytheon Information Solutions (RIS) business unit that provides a wide range of information technology (IT) capabilities to the federal government.
Raytheon will continue to provide full inventory management services directly to the depots for pre-expended bins and rotation stock using its Real Time Logistics(SM) (RTL(SM)) process. RTL(SM) offers just-in-time inventory management and reduces costs by combining proven processes and streamlined- management procedures with its powerful IT system, Virtual Depot. It reduces material investment, allows for order optimization, and improves supply availability while improving response and delivery time.
Since 2000, the depots have achieved substantial operational improvements and savings in material expenses through lower procurement cost and reduced inventory levels. Major weapon systems being supported at Anniston include the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, M88 Retriever, and M9 Armored Combat Earthmover. Red River supports weapon systems that include the M2 Bradley, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and Small Excavation Equipment (SEE).
In addition to the U.S. Army depot contracts at Anniston and Red River, Raytheon EIS has two Industrial Prime Vendor (IPV) contracts at the Naval Aviation Depots in North Island, Calif., and Cherry Point, N.C. Across all sites, Raytheon manages more than 60,000 National Stock Numbers and 100,000 bins with a parts availability rate of 99.5 percent.