The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year, $28-million contract to design and integrate a supply chain software platform that supports operations to maintain, repair and track equipment used throughout the nation’s National Airspace System (NAS).
Called the Logistics Center Support System (LCSS), the commercial off-the-shelf solution will be designed to optimize the visibility, maintenance, inventory and delivery of more than 100,000 pieces of equipment such as radar systems, lighting and communications relay stations used by the NAS throughout its 41,000 facilities. The Lockheed Martin team includes ABeam Consulting, IFS, Principal Technologies and Xyant Technology.
LCSS is an enterprise-wide logistics information suite that integrates data from 14 legacy systems to optimize asset management, demand planning, resource scheduling, supply network, inventory control and processes. The Lockheed Martin team will provide business process reengineering, software configuration and test, and comprehensive training and change management services.
The LCSS solution will replace the FAA’s existing Logistics and Inventory System in use at the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (FAALC), a distribution, warehousing and repair facility based at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. The Logistics Center serves a number of field locations and supports supply requirements for the nation’s 19,000 airports, 600 air traffic control facilities and 5,800 technicians that operate and maintain services.