This article was originally published in the PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS

The U.S. military manages 30 million critical assets every year, from tool cribs in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard to Humvees rolling through the mountains of Afghanistan. Keeping track of this material is nothing short of a logistical nightmare.

“This problem has become basically the 100-pound gorilla in the military that’s weighing down budgets,” said Peter M. Collins, founder, CEO and president of A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. in Portsmouth. “Maintenance of equipment costs billions and billions of dollars.”

That’s where A2B Tracking Solutions comes in.