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E-fect Consortium Forms to Bid for the Ministry of Defence’s Future Logistic Information Services Programme

January 26, 2009

A consortium headed by Fujitsu Services and comprising, Lockheed Martin UK and LSC Group has announced the formation of a new team, called E-fect, to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s Future Logistic Information Services programme (FLIS). The FLIS programme aims to provide a service, managed and owned by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), on behalf of the MoD, to sustain, develop and integrate Logistic Information in order to support the transformation and execution of Defence Logistic processes.

“E-fect understands the MoD’s current logistics challenges and brings together the optimal balance of skills and experience to transform the current operation to increase the efficiency and agility of the MoD’s overall logistic support chain and provide a better, more flexible and responsive service to the Armed Forces” said Roger Hood, E-fect campaign director. “E-fect’s partner companies each have proven experience of working in partnership with the MoD and bring this strong record of successful delivery to FLIS.”

The Delivery Partner selected to fulfil the FLIS requirements will be responsible for the provision of information systems and applications to enable the coordination and effective working of all parties involved in the support chain, including the industrial companies, the DE&S and the front line commands. “E-fect will deliver a coherent end-2-end logistic information service providing relevant, authoritative and timely information to all levels involved in decision making,” said Hood.

Fujitsu Services is one of Europe’s leading IT services companies with a history of delivering highly complex IT solutions UK and services to the MoD for more than 40 years. Worldwide, the Fujitsu Group, with approximately 160,000 employees, supporting customers in 70 countries, combines systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics.

Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1,700 people at sites across the UK.

LSC Group is a solutions, services and management consulting company, dedicated to the delivery of efficient and effective services to meet the business transformation challenges of today and tomorrow.

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 1753 604736
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 604669
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Services

Charlotte West / Alistair Kent

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 8759 0005
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 26 January, 2009

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