Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems Partners With Defense Logistics Agency in Innovative E-Commerce Project

First Vehicle OEM to Offer Parts Through DILNet



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP

    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle
 Systems, LP (TVSLP) has become the first Army tactical vehicle Original
 Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to enter into an innovative partnership with the
 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to sell parts online for its Family of Medium
 Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). The government-sponsored program streamlines After
 Market Sales (AMS) and increases efficient delivery of parts to FMTV users.
 The pilot program provides a central database listing the availability of off-
 the-shelf supplies from participating vendors through a system called the
 Defense Supply Center Inventory Locator Network ("DILNet").
     The DILNet project is currently available for DLA's Defense Supply Center
 Philadelphia (DSCP). Through DILNet, DLA buyers can view near real-time
 inventory stocks of parts located at the vendors' warehouse. A purchase order
 for parts can be sent online to TVSLP if the parts are not in stock at the
 DSCP depot. TVSLP will deliver the parts directly to the customer in the
 field. DILNet will therefore provide accelerated delivery of parts that were
 not previously forecast and stocked at DLA supply centers.
     TVSLP provides DSCP with a daily update of spare FMTV parts in inventory
 at its Sealy, Texas facility, where TVSLP has been producing the FMTV for the
 Army since 1991. Available parts are then listed by DLA in a database
 accessible to DLA buyers. Upon acceptance of a submitted purchase order, TVSLP
 ships the parts to the purchaser -- thus rapidly reaching soldier customers in
 the field.
     The partnership agreement between TVSLP and DLA was signed on February 20,
 2001. TVSLP shipped out its first online FMTV order directly to the customer
 in early March.
     This landmark collaboration between DLA and TVSLP decreases customer wait
 times and enables the DLA to reduce its inventory at the DLA's Philadelphia
 Supply Center by allowing customers unprecedented direct access to vendor-
 based inventories. Pending the program's success, the DLA is expected to
 expand DILNet to its other two supply centers in Richmond, VA, and Columbus,
 OH.
     "We are proud to be a part of this innovative pilot program and look
 forward to continuing our significant public-private partnership with DLA as
 more supply centers come online," said Richard M. Wiater, Senior Vice
 President of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., and head of its Specialty
 Wheeled Vehicle Division. "TVSLP looks forward to expanding our relationship
 with DLA to other depots and making our inventories quickly and easily
 available to all DLA buyers."
     TVSLP is the sole source for the Army's medium tactical trucks and is
 competing for the Army's next FMTV production contract expected to be awarded
 in 2003.
 
     Founded in 1902, Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSSS)
 provides power systems, parts and services to the following industries:
 Military, Marine, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Industrial, Highway & Transit and
 Airline Ground Support. The corporate Web site is http://www.ssss.com .
 Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVSLP) is the primary
 contractor for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV),
 which includes 2.5 and 5-ton trucks in 14 variants with 85% commonality. More
 information can be found at http://www.fmtvtruck.com .
 
     This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934. Stewart & Stevenson believes that its expectations, as
 expressed in these statements, are based on reasonable assumptions regarding
 the risks and uncertainties inherent in achieving those expectations. These
 statements are not, however, guarantees of future performance and actual
 results may differ materially. The most important factors that may cause
 actual results to differ from our expectations are the risks of cancellation,
 adjustment or termination of the contracts with Gazprom; restrictions,
 limitations or changes in regulations relating to the exportation of oilfield
 equipment to or importation of oilfield equipment into the former soviet
 states; the stability and economic responsibility of former soviet states; and
 the availability of raw materials, supplies, components, transportation, and
 labor in the amounts and at the times necessary to perform the contracts.
 Other risk factors are listed in Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. annual
 report to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K for the year
 ended January 31, 2000, and Quarterly Report to the Securities and Exchange
 Commission on Form 10-Q for the three months ended October 31, 2000.
 
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SOURCE Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP
    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle
 Systems, LP (TVSLP) has become the first Army tactical vehicle Original
 Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to enter into an innovative partnership with the
 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to sell parts online for its Family of Medium
 Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). The government-sponsored program streamlines After
 Market Sales (AMS) and increases efficient delivery of parts to FMTV users.
 The pilot program provides a central database listing the availability of off-
 the-shelf supplies from participating vendors through a system called the
 Defense Supply Center Inventory Locator Network ("DILNet").
     The DILNet project is currently available for DLA's Defense Supply Center
 Philadelphia (DSCP). Through DILNet, DLA buyers can view near real-time
 inventory stocks of parts located at the vendors' warehouse. A purchase order
 for parts can be sent online to TVSLP if the parts are not in stock at the
 DSCP depot. TVSLP will deliver the parts directly to the customer in the
 field. DILNet will therefore provide accelerated delivery of parts that were
 not previously forecast and stocked at DLA supply centers.
     TVSLP provides DSCP with a daily update of spare FMTV parts in inventory
 at its Sealy, Texas facility, where TVSLP has been producing the FMTV for the
 Army since 1991. Available parts are then listed by DLA in a database
 accessible to DLA buyers. Upon acceptance of a submitted purchase order, TVSLP
 ships the parts to the purchaser -- thus rapidly reaching soldier customers in
 the field.
     The partnership agreement between TVSLP and DLA was signed on February 20,
 2001. TVSLP shipped out its first online FMTV order directly to the customer
 in early March.
     This landmark collaboration between DLA and TVSLP decreases customer wait
 times and enables the DLA to reduce its inventory at the DLA's Philadelphia
 Supply Center by allowing customers unprecedented direct access to vendor-
 based inventories. Pending the program's success, the DLA is expected to
 expand DILNet to its other two supply centers in Richmond, VA, and Columbus,
 OH.
     "We are proud to be a part of this innovative pilot program and look
 forward to continuing our significant public-private partnership with DLA as
 more supply centers come online," said Richard M. Wiater, Senior Vice
 President of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., and head of its Specialty
 Wheeled Vehicle Division. "TVSLP looks forward to expanding our relationship
 with DLA to other depots and making our inventories quickly and easily
 available to all DLA buyers."
     TVSLP is the sole source for the Army's medium tactical trucks and is
 competing for the Army's next FMTV production contract expected to be awarded
 in 2003.
 
     Founded in 1902, Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSSS)
 provides power systems, parts and services to the following industries:
 Military, Marine, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Industrial, Highway & Transit and
 Airline Ground Support. The corporate Web site is http://www.ssss.com .
 Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVSLP) is the primary
 contractor for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV),
 which includes 2.5 and 5-ton trucks in 14 variants with 85% commonality. More
 information can be found at http://www.fmtvtruck.com .
 
     This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934. Stewart & Stevenson believes that its expectations, as
 expressed in these statements, are based on reasonable assumptions regarding
 the risks and uncertainties inherent in achieving those expectations. These
 statements are not, however, guarantees of future performance and actual
 results may differ materially. The most important factors that may cause
 actual results to differ from our expectations are the risks of cancellation,
 adjustment or termination of the contracts with Gazprom; restrictions,
 limitations or changes in regulations relating to the exportation of oilfield
 equipment to or importation of oilfield equipment into the former soviet
 states; the stability and economic responsibility of former soviet states; and
 the availability of raw materials, supplies, components, transportation, and
 labor in the amounts and at the times necessary to perform the contracts.
 Other risk factors are listed in Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. annual
 report to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K for the year
 ended January 31, 2000, and Quarterly Report to the Securities and Exchange
 Commission on Form 10-Q for the three months ended October 31, 2000.
 
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