Lockheed Martin signed a new multi-year contract with Damco’s government services team for supply network modelling for the F-35 Lightning fighter aircraft.
The aim is to establish an F-35 supply network model that supports production through to December 2012.
Damco’s model optimises transport flows for all movements between suppliers, Lockheed Martin, and other partners on the programme. The analysis provides Lockheed Martin with information on cost, lead-time, capacity, and reliability for transport routeing and warehousing.
“Lockheed Martin is entering into this strategic relationship with Damco/Maersk to improve customer support and to extend our combined, award-winning logistics capabilities to new customers,” said Lou Kratz, Lockheed Martin vice president, logistics and sustainment.
“Together, our goal is to offer high-quality technological global delivery system solutions that benefit our customers and partners. Lockheed Martin’s continued success is predicated on building strong global partnerships, and we are eager to be expanding our relationship with Damco.”