Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

by Ray Sylvain
Supply Chain Management allows the movement of finished goods from the point of origin to the end user, using an interlinked network of Supply and Transportation professionals. It is a key function for global businesses and small businesses alike. SAI provides civilian and DODAAC shipping and receiving, warehouse management, and hazardous materials handling in its Fredericksburg, VA warehouse. SAI provides customers with effective and efficient processes that help save them time and money.

Dwayne Coleman
Supply Chain Manager
Sylvain Analytics, Inc.
(703) 260-7090

Warehouse Management

SAI’s 40,000 square foot warehouse, proximate to the Washington, DC Metro area, provides our customers with a convenient location. Efficient processes allow expedient material movement to customers. Using SAI’s proprietary Warehouse Management System (WMS), customers with multiple locations can monitor each inventory separately within one database, saving them time. WMS facilitate management in their daily planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the utilization of available resources, to move and store materials into, within, and out of a warehouse, while supporting staff in the performance of material movement and storage in and around a warehouse. SAI’s WMS provides life cycle monitoring to ensure our customers can utilize “first in, first out,” so products don’t expire in stock, reducing waste and increasing profits.

Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC) Shipping & Receiving

The Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six-position code that uniquely identifies a Department of Defense unit, activity, or organization that has the authority to requisition, contract for, receive, have custody of, issue, or ship DoD assets, or fund/pay bills for materials and/or services. As a DODAAC location, SAI is authorized to ship and receive material to/from all destinations associated with the Department of Defense.

Hazardous Material Handling

SAI’s industry-certified personnel facilitate expedient movement of Hazardous/Dangerous goods in accordance with DOT, IATA and IMDG standards. To effectively manage Sensitive/Hazardous materials, SAI facilities have established a program based on the following three principals:

  • Minimize exposure by taking the necessary precautions when working with and storing hazardous materials.
  • Ensure that the risk associated with each shipment is assessed, understood and communicated.
  • Eliminate the hazard through engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and administrative procedures. Ensure that all staff are properly trained in accordance with regulatory requirements so that they can operate safety at their job.