The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Alstom a three-year contract for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services to manage and supply parts for the SFMTA rail fleet. The contract, which is worth 50 million euros, includes two exercisable two-year options, and it follows an original contract in 2013 and two subsequently exercised options.
Under the contract, Alstom will continue to provide SFMTA with parts, inventory planning and automated part replenishment via an integrated IT system, obsolescence management, and management and oversight of the VMI program. Alstom will also provide as-needed technical and engineering services. VMI allows SFMTA to carry out regular and predictive maintenance of its fleet and add maintenance technicians to staff.
Jerome Wallut, senior vice president of Alstom North America, remarked, “We take immense pride in supporting San Francisco and their focus on transporting passengers safely, efficiently and reliably, and we thank San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for the continued trust they have placed in us and this partnership.”
Alstom manages more than 1,100 new parts for SFMTA’s maintenance operations and reverse-engineers obsolescent parts. Alstom provides the VMI service to SFMTA out of its Mare Island facility in Vallejo, Calif.