I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless asset management systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to deploy I.D. Systems’ PowerFleet wireless vehicle management system on a fleet of material handling equipment at the Red River Army Depot.
NCMS is a nonprofit organization, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), that forms partnerships between the DoD and private industry under the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program.
NCMS facilitates development, deployment and validation of commercial technologies that provide operational benefits and cost savings for DoD maintenance activities.
Red River Army Depot is an installation of the U. S. Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) under the U. S. Army Materiel Command. The Depot’s mission is to provide worldwide logistics support for the U.S. Army, including receipt, storage, repair, shipping, maintenance, and fabrication of assets.
“We are pleased that one of the Army’s primary maintenance depots will have access to a technology that has had proven success in the commercial sector to reduce maintenance costs, improve safety, and increase productivity in material handling operations,” said Greg Kilchenstein of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
I.D. Systems says its PowerFleet system helps improve material handling productivity by establishing accountability for the use of industrial trucks, such as forklifts, ensuring equipment is in the proper place at the right time, streamlining work flow, and providing unique metrics on vehicle utilization.
“We look forward to seeing the proven commercial capabilities of the PowerFleet system translate into significant operational benefits for DoD maintenance activities,” said Chuck Ryan, NCMS vice president of technology.