As businesses across the country consistently seek out mitigation and look for solutions to their IT shortfalls, design for standardization, cataloging and effectively identifying parts for distribution while being able to quickly isolate defective parts is an issue that has plagued industry for decades and continues today. Fulfilling general public expectations is normally the first rule of business today, but companies that fail to adequately recognize substandard practices and systems that result in defective materials will place public safety at risk.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is also researching ways to improve its cataloging operations which are conducted within the framework of the Federal Catalog Program. The intent of this Phase II effort is to use USAF logistic systems to facilitate integration for a production ready solution encompassing two lines of business: Item Master Logistics Capability Initiative (IMLCI) and a Munitions Management capability. Tactically, this effort will provide the Munitions community with a transformational product suite, executing in both connected and disconnected environments. Commercial adaptation of projects efforts will not only allow for more effective cataloging processes but, reduce the risk associated with stocking parts manufactured from multiple suppliers. Should a defective part be identified, producers, maintenance and sustainment industries coupled with service providers will know what assemblies are affected and can immediately warn the general public of any impending danger.
Those interested in participating in this Phase II initiative should contact by May 31, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).