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Dr. L. Robert Pokorny
December 5, 2018
When the availability of a part is affected by DMSMS issues, understanding the characteristics of that part is the first step in finding a DMSMS solution
XSB, Inc has worked with the Defense Logistics Agency over the last 20 years to aggregate critical properties of National Stock Numbers, (NSNs,) from DOD and external data...Pin PointPresentationsAggregating Attributes for Parts Selection
Avoiding the cost and risk associated with duplicate and obsolete parts
XSB delivers AI-based software that is critical for managing parts data used in the supply chain. Our customers often have independent systems for design, procurement, supply chain management, regulatory conformance and other product related activities. XSB provides the semantic transformation necessary to make these systems interoperable...Pin PointCase Studies & White PapersStandardizing Parts Data & Avoiding Duplicate Parts
Brief for Joint Advanced Planning Brief to Industry (JAPBI)
DLA Military Unique Sustainment Technology (MUST) Program
Research Projects Focused on:
- Product Description/Specification Management and Interim Changes
- Supply Request Package Visibility and Traceability
- 3D CAD Technologies
- Sizing and Fit Improvement
- Shade Instrumentation Technology
- Supplier Lot Testing SubmittalSWISSPresentationsDigitally transforming your engineering function
How do you evaluate price in vendor proposals? Does your process need improvement?
This is a challenge facing many Public Sector buyers, including US government agencies, tasked with determining fair and reasonable prices for commercial catalog items. In this paper, we describe how the two largest buying organizations in the US government are moving towards an automated process for evaluating vendor pricing using horizontal price analysis...Price PointCase Studies & White PapersFair & Reasonable Price Determination
Model-Based Enterprise Summit 2018
April 3, 2018
Getting to the right requirements faster. SWISS®: Smart, connected documents. Benefits include:
- Faster time to market
- Reduced risk
- Cost savings from less rework
- Consistency across enterprise and supply chain
- IP protectionSWISSPresentationsTurning technical documents in your PLM software vault into a linked data model
What is Pin Point?
With information on 90M+ parts and 400M+ searchable part attributes, Pin Point is a robust, AI-backed system providing access to a “coherent view” of the component parts used across the supply chain and the companies who manufacture and distribute them...Pin PointBrochuresManaging Parts Obsolescence & Supply Chain Risk
What is Price Point?
An AI-backed price benchmarking and market basket analysis tool. Price Point joins proprietary, commercial and open data to help Public Sector buyers make “fair and reasonable” price determinations for commercial items, comply with acquisition mandates, and drive savings...Price PointBrochuresPrice Benchmarking
Relative Pricing of Catalog Item Purchases by Federal, State, and Local Governments and Higher Education (SLED) Institutions…Or Who Buys Best?
The purchase of commercial catalog items (e.g., IT equipment, office supplies, janitorial and sanitation, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), lab, and medical-surgical supplies, etc.) by the Federal government, State and Local governments, and higher education institutions is a hot topic. Why?Price PointCase Studies & White PapersPrice Benchmarking
Creating work instructions is a common daily task fraught with high costs, substantial risk, and time-consuming delays to project lifecycles. Using SWISS can reduce time to create work instructions or similar documents by up to 75%...SWISSCase Studies & White PapersCreating Work Instructions, Technical Documentation, and Test Plans
Providing accurate capital project information during handover is vital to enterprise profitability. Following handover, system information must be kept accurate and accessible for the lifetime of the facility, which typically spans 30-50 years. Inaccurate or missing information can cause lost revenue due to unplanned shutdowns, unnecessary material purchases, production cutbacks, inefficient equipment operation and maintenance, and serious accidents. Using SWISS to reduce information loss and inaccuracies can save up to 60% of these costs, resulting in a savings of up to $10M on a $400 million project...SWISSCase Studies & White PapersImproving re-use of engineering work, productivity and quality
Creating a technical data package (TDP) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) requires substantial effort, often with hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars at stake. Using SWISS to create TDPs prevents rework, reduces cost, and eliminates delays in project bidding schedules...SWISSCase Studies & White PapersCreating Work Instructions, Technical Documentation, and Test Plans
- This video shows how SWISS can be leveraged to create derivative works and tailored documents via transclusion...SWISSVideosDigitally transforming your engineering function
What is SWISS?
SWISS is an interoperable engineering data platform that reduces the cost, time, and risk of using internal engineering documents and industry standards in static formats (like PDF, MS Word or paper)...SWISSBrochuresCreating Work Instructions, Technical Documentation, and Test Plans
What is SWISS?
SWISS is an interoperable engineering data platform that reduces the cost, time, and risk of using internal engineering documents and industry standards in static formats (like PDF). SWISS enables “documents as digital data” throughout your operation, and across the supply chain...SWISSBrochuresDigitally transforming your engineering function
- This video provides an overview of XSB's SWISS (Semantic Web for Industrial Specs and Standards) product and its basic features including exporting, navigation within and between standards and change management...SWISSVideosWeaving engineering documentation (e.g., work instructions, test plans, standards, etc.) into a digital thread
Specifications and standards define the parts, materials and processes used in eighty percent of all traded products in the world. The Department of Defense (DoD) ASSIST Database, an online repository for military specifications, standards, handbooks, and related documents (https://assist.dla.mil), lists more than 110,000 documents including specifications, standards, data item descriptions, handbooks, voluntary standards adoption notices, and other technical requirements published by the US Government. There are around 29,000 active documents in the ASSIST Library; 20,000 of these are documents from Government Preparing Activities, while 9,000 are documents from external standards developing organizations (SDOs)...SWISSCase Studies & White PapersRelating internal technical specifications and standards to customer or industry standards
In focusing on the OEM enterprise market, XSB also strengthens its appeal to its standards development organization partners.
XSB provides software and services supporting the engineering sector around component product search, selection, management, and design. Focused on turning data into actionable assets, its data management and semantic web based solutions look to address standardization issues and data inconsistencies associated with integrating and managing large engineering product databases...SWISSCase Studies & White PapersRelating internal technical specifications and standards to customer or industry standards
What is Warwick?
Warwick is an AI-backed price analysis and B2G market research tool for suppliers and manufacturers. Warwick tracks all products offered and sold to federal buyers through the government’s primary eCommerce marketplaces and provides suppliers with fact-based competitive price analysis and market intelligence at the SKU level...WarwickBrochuresGovernment/GSA Schedule Contracting & Pricing Strategy