STERLING, Va. – September 6, 2011 – SkyBitz®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, and Xata Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA), a leader in fleet optimization and management solutions, today announced that they have been selected by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to provide comprehensive asset management solutions for fleets in North America and Europe. The joint solution will offer an integrated experience for AAFES to manage its assets.
SkyBitz was chosen based on its ability to secure trailers and cargo and increase utilization through shortened turnaround times throughout all points of AAFES’ supply chain network across both North America and Europe. Protecting high-value loads, building efficiencies and reducing labor hours of its personnel were a top priority. In addition, a low-cost solution that is easy to deploy was also a key factor.
“We are thrilled to provide our industry-leading, reliable and proven solution to the military market, globally,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President of Sales, SkyBitz. “Our solutions are ideal for organizations that are looking for total visibility and real-time decision-making data on their unpowered assets, which equates to more efficient operations.”
“We are proud to partner with another innovative company to offer AAFES a holistic solution to help them maximize their fleets and operations,” said Christian Schenk, Vice President, product marketing, Xata. “The SkyBitz solution is a great accompaniment to our new XataNet onboard computer, and we feel AAFES will benefit from the pairing.”
SkyBitz’s asset tracking tags coupled with Web-based application, SkyBitz InSight, provides managers the ability to view assets in real-time and run customizable management and operational reports for each trailer in their fleet. All of this allows them to improve operational efficiencies through reduction of delays and improving on-time delivery by reducing turn-cycle times. Also it allows them to improve security through complete asset visibility throughout their supply chain.