CoreLogis Unveils Two Logistics Management Systems at Modern Day Marine

Robust Inventory Database Scores Success for USMC Programs

 

Columbus, OH – September 23, 2013 – CoreLogis LLC, a woman owned small business serving Federal Government and Defense Agencies to manage billions of dollars’ worth of government assets, unveiled CoreAsset™ equipment lifecycle management solution and CoreVista™ asset management technologies as government reinforces the need for 24-hour visibility into inventory management, mission readiness and acquisition trends and costs.

CoreVista™ — a single site asset management solution formerly known as Vista Asset Management™ — has been operated and managed by CoreLogis since 2005. The company acquired the technology in 2009 as Department of Defense agencies realized its unique value in managing every issue, move, recall and return of items assigned to individual warfighters.

“The logistics last mile – the cross road that connects the individual directly to an item – has historically been the most complicated link in government’s global supply chain,” said CoreLogis Principal and Managing Member Lisa Lawless. “We’ve witnessed program decision-makers disregard systems proffered by new contractors to retain features and benefits unique to CoreVista™.”

In 2010, as part of a USMC solicitation effort, Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) singled out asset tracking and visibility systems as the “the single most critical tool” that a contractor could bring to win a multi-million dollar contract award for its Consolidated Storage Program. CoreVista™ was retained as the de facto system of choice upon award.

CoreVista™ inverts the tracking of items as well as key information points found in conventional asset management solutions. Its architectural epicenter – the individual customer – identifies unique items assigned to an individual. It validates its location, availability, serviceability and condition in preparation for an accurate and expeditious release to the customer. CoreVista™ maps work flow, functionality and reporting from this focal point, ensuring warehouses, depots and issue points are properly stocked and ready to process issues and returns. Inventory accounting, tracking and intelligence amassed from individual records guide unit, division or executive insight, assessment and planning.

CoreAsset™ builds upon CoreVista’s™ architecture. It assimilates CoreVista’s™ asset management functionality to organize and manage the lifecycle of an item. Functionality unique to CoreAsset includes a maintenance and repair module with preventative scheduling, warranty management and equipment calibration. Its training module records workforce certifications and requirements, class schedules and lesson plans, assisting managers in assigning work orders based on capability while enhancing material handling and operational safety. The E-Catalog component increases requisition accuracy by with includes digital product images, specifications, manufacturer detail and pricing.

Strategic functionality found in both systems real-time access to information globally, electronic purchase order and requisition authorization, chain of custody control and intelligence for each item as well as executive dashboards and reports. Both systems can be accessed 24/7 via the web: CoreAsset™ as a pay-as-you-go SaaS (software as a service) solution and CoreVista as PC client-based system that uses bolt-on technologies web-access technologies such as Citrix.

Additionally, both systems benefit from rigorous security testing. In 2011, the data center housing CoreVista™ was authorized to operate within a “.mil” environment in compliance Department of Defense Information Assurance (DIACAP) directives. The CoreVista framework used to meet DIACAP compliance is today CoreAsset’s™ architectural backbone

CoreVista has been deployed in warehouses around the world and manages billions of dollars’ worth of government inventory. CoreAsset is in operation as a private label solution for the USMC Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force.

About CoreLogis

CoreLogis LLC is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) serving the U.S. defense effort. Management brings more than three decades of supply chain, logistics and information technology expertise to develop comprehensive inventory, asset management and warehouse The company offers two commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions to manage highly complex items including Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense (CBRND) equipment as well as commonplace goods, materials and supplies. CoreLogis is a GSA IT 70 contract holder and is teamed with large primes on Seaport-E and MCLOGSS contract vehicles.

CoreLogis proudly supports the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and the Defense Logistics Agency.

CoreLogis Technology Fortifies USMC Logistics Strategy For Consolidated Storage Program

CoreVista™ Centralizes Disparate Data and Processes

 Columbus, OH –September 1, 2013 — When the USMC awarded a $24.8 million logistics contract to operate the Consolidated Storage Program (CSP) for individual and unit issues, it implicitly sanctioned CoreLogis’ asset management and visibility technology – CoreVista™ (formerly Vista Asset Management) – as the agency comes under increased pressures to save money and increase efficiencies.

Terms of the new contract reflect USMC strategic logistics initiatives. CoreVista™ will be used to deliver end-to-end visibility and enterprise-wide data sharing, to accommodate legacy systems and reduced IT systems and support costs, and to consolidate programs and vendor management.

According to Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM), the systems component of the contract was viewed as THE tool to account for billions of dollars’ worth of assets managed by Consolidated Storage Program (CSP). Furthermore, asset visibility was identified as “the single most critical tool” that a contractor could bring to the CSP.

CoreVista™ was designed to deliver Total Life Cycle Management (TLCM) to strengthen critical fielding and replenishment decisions. Every issue, move, reassignment, recall and return is captured. The condition, serviceability and location of individual assets are maintained in real-time and electronic signature capture drives individual accountability as well as an audit trail that can be archived indefinitely.

The new CSP contract combines asset management for Infantry Combat Equipment (ICE), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Equipment, Special Training Allowance Pool (STAP) items, and Soft Walled Shelters and Camouflage Netting (SWS&CN) Individual Warfighters can now receive all necessary equipment at one facility, thereby expediting distribution and return of items.

CoreLogis’ technology now supports the Marine Expeditionary Forces, Marine Force Reserves, Training and Education Command and Marine Corps System Command through a program managed by Marine Corps Logistics Command.

In a single month, CoreVista™  manages nearly 6,000 unique items, 1.6 million serial numbers and 1.3 million transactions. Today the system’s robust database accounts for approximately $2 billion in Department of Defense assets while archiving 540,000 personnel records.

“CoreVista™ ensures each Warfighter is equipped with the right gear for the assignment at the right time,” said Mike Chase, CoreLogis President.  ”Round-the-clock asset visibility allows unit commanders to gauge mission readiness and mitigate supply chain disruptions while higher command leverage system intelligence to evaluate spending, forecast needs and strengthen budgetary planning.”

CoreVista™ has supported USMC individual equipment management to Marines since program inception in 2000. In 2009, CoreLogis acquired the technology and has evolved it to meet growing demands of the service.

Since the acquisition, the asset tracking and visibility solution has expanded ten-fold. In 2010, USMC merged the Central Issue Facilities (CIF) with the Individual Protective Gear (IPE) programs, centralizing issue/return management for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) gear with one system. Then in 2011, USMC committed significant investment and resources to fortify the systems security, working with CoreLogis and the prime contractor to operate within a “.mil” environment in compliance Department of Defense Information Assurance (DIACAP) directives.

 About CoreLogis

 CoreLogis LLC is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) serving the U.S. government. The company leverages more than three decades of supply chain, logistics and information technology expertise to develop comprehensive inventory, asset management and warehouse IT solutions. Its trademarked asset management system, CoreVista™, provides multi-directional asset tracking and visibility real-time, globally. The company’s newest product, CoreAsset ™, builds upon CoreVista™ and offers a comprehensive inventory lifecycle management solution including repair and maintenance, procurement and finance, scheduling and training. Both systems manage highly complex items including Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense (CBRND) equipment as well as commonplace goods, materials and supplies. CoreLogis proudly supports the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and the Defense Logistics Agency.

CoreLogis Private Labels Equipment Management System

Strengthens First Responder Readiness Against Chem-Bio Threats

Columbus, OH – September 1, 2013 – CoreLogis, LLC, a woman owned small business specializing in logistics and inventory management systems and solutions, recently launched its first private label software solution to Virginia-based Kalman and Company.

Kalman Equipment Management System (KEMS), a comprehensive asset lifecycle management system, was deployed on June 17, 2013, as part of Kalman’s new contract obligation under the USMC Chemical and Biological Incidence Response Force (CBIRF).

CBIRF is a life-saving organization made up of military, governmental, and civilian professionals that responds to short notice terrorist and/or explosive threats. The unit owns, operates, and maintains military and commercial radiological, biological, and chemical defense equipment, general support and medical equipment that must be available immediately upon notice. Success is contingent upon close interagency coordination with Federal, state, and local agencies; an unmatched level of equipment readiness; and effective collaboration with those who respond to high-yield explosives incidents.

“CBIRF has been vital to our national interests in the war on terror,” said Kalman and Company Vice President of Operations Kevin Brickhouse. “As such, a minimum 95 percent equipment readiness level around the clock, around the world is a mandate that must be met. However, it is Kalman’s intension to exceed that requirement and we will do so by leveraging KEMS as a strategic management tool for our team of experts.”

KEMS was constructed to address several strategic buy trends of the government. It utilizes Cloud architecture to expedite deployment, scale growth, and minimize up-front costs. Its Microsoft SharePoint interface, widely familiar to users across government agencies, simplifies adoption.

KEMS tracks each piece of equipment throughout its lifecycle. Inventory receipt and issue, status, availability and location are reported real-time. All maintenance and repair elements are managed and directed, including repair scheduling, parts availability, condition codes and alert notifications. The procurement module oversees requisition requests and fulfillment, item costs and/or price changes, manufacturer warranties and supplies as well as payment histories and trends.

Additionally, KEMS helps to ensure a high level of skills competency across the work force via the training module. Training classes, schedules and materials are listed for each user while certificates and accreditations are archived for management review and assessment.

KEMS is the private label version of CoreAsset™– CoreLogis’ newest software product on the market. The system bedrock, CoreLogis’ CoreVista™ (formerly known as Vista Asset Management), has served the USMC and assorted Federal agencies for more than a decade. CoreVista™ manages $7 billion in government property and oversees more than six million transactions annually. It enabled the USMC Individual Combat Equipment program to increase inventory accuracy from 80 to 99.998 percent while achieving accuracy in individual issues and returns of 99.97 percent.

 

About Kalman

Kalman and Company is a woman owned business founded by Barbara and Walter Kalman in 1987. The company provides program management, acquisition, logistics and business analytical services to both the Government and commercial sectors. Consulting services include Financial Management, Cost Benefit Analysis, Risk Analysis and Recommendations and Program Recognition and Resolution. Kalman was the recipient of the “Top 250 GSA” contractor award by the Federal Times in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The company is headquartered in Virginia Beach and has offices in 14 locations throughout the U.S.

About CoreLogis

CoreLogis LLC is a WOSB serving the U.S. since 2005. Leveraging decades of supply chain, logistics and information technology expertise, CoreLogis develops inventory and asset management technologies including integrated warehouse, e-commerce and transportation solutions.

CoreVista™, our premier multi-directional asset transaction system has served the U.S. defense program since 2001. CoreVista™ completes the supply chain last mile. The framework pinpoints the needs of the individual warfighter and assures delivery of the right item to the right person at the right time. Each item issued, moved, or recalled is recorded and archived indefinitely until its return. The solution is globally deployed, provides real-time visibility via the web, and ably complies with the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) security requirements.

CoreAsset™ builds upon CoreVista™ and offers a comprehensive inventory lifecycle management solution including repair and maintenance, procurement and finance, scheduling and training. Both systems manage highly complex items including chemical biological radiological nuclear defense (CBRND) equipment as well as commonplace goods, materials and supplies. CoreLogis proudly supports the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and the Defense Logistics Agency.