SUPPORTING DEFENSE AND FEDERAL TEAMS
Using advanced software and AI to optimize the market research process for depot and supply chain management organizations
Today, the US faces a shrinking industrial base from decades of consolidation and outsourcing.
For our government partners, finding and engaging with vendors is a major strategic issue. Many replacement parts cannot be manufactured at all due to obsolescence, and critical data about military equipment are often not easily obtainable.
The resulting issues create overspend for replacement parts and can lead to negative impacts on national security. This is a challenge Sustainment is solving through a secure, intelligent market network that connects US manufacturing vendors to government partners in a streamlined interface.
Streamlined access to the US manufacturing industrial base
Search for manufacturers using location, capability, capacity, past performance, and other factors. Evaluate and validate supplier capabilities efficiently and accurately using structured data. Communicate with suppliers directly on the platform without having to search for accurate contact info.
Collaborative, technology-enabled market research process
Technology enabled processes allows for streamlined workflows. Collaborate with multiple team members on a market research process in a modern web application. Access unit history to learn strategies from how others have solved market research challenges.
Autonomously identify relevant suppliers while you work
Machine intelligence uses inputs collected during the market research process to identify relevant manufacturing suppliers. Process outputs can be downloaded per unit processes or efficiently connected to other government systems. Workflow enablers such as bookmarks, notes, and messaging facilitate collaboration and efficiency.
HOW IT WORKS
Enhanced Market Research Process
Input part information
Intelligent product automatically adjusts forms and templates based on the type of market research being conducted.
Search the database
Prioritized results featuring vendors most likely to have the capacity to support the requirement are integrated into the market research workflow.
Collaborate, track, and optimize
Directly engage with colleagues, manage market research for your team, and identify process efficiencies, complete with messaging and collaboration features.
”Sustainment Technologies is using the Internet of Things and secure links to build an automated market research capability to search the web to connect parts and suppliers with Air Force Sustainment Center needs. The user, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing at Tinker AFB, considers this a significant time-saver for each market research action. The Director of Special Programs said, “This lays the groundwork for digital network confirmation of the sourcing ecosystem.”Rapid Sustainment Office, Quarterly Report, Q1 2020