About the Project
MxD is releasing a Request for Proposals for the development of a data-as-a-service tool to aid manufacturers and system integrators, who consume and publish technical data, automate the creation of a technical data package and deliver technical data sets based on the user’s risk-adjust, time-phased value.
The Technical Data Package (TDP) serves as the single source of data throughout the product life cycle, from engineering to manufacturing, across the supply chain, and out through sustainment. Incorporating TDPs is a step towards meaningful connectivity to the digital thread by breaking down silos that inhibit effective collaboration. However, connecting everyone across the enterprise to the full array of technical data is cumbersome at best. There are significant gaps in consolidating and harmonizing the TDP data elements for the various life cycle activities. Lack of efficient communication with up-to-date product data down the supply chain and in exchanging data from different systems and databases.
Securing Intellectual Property is imperative, as well as enabling compensation for reuse and repurpose of technical data. These problems lead to current TDPs falling short in providing the needed information for product use, provisioning, repair, and modification. Procurement and acquisition strategies resort to negotiating for “complete” TDPs years before specific needs are known.
There is a need in industry for integrated frameworks that can synthesize real and as-observed data in the lifecycle to the living technical data package and deliver technical data sets with control to immutably document who accessed the data, for what purpose, and share with relevant stakeholders. Through this investment, MxD seeks to advance the state-of-the-art for how product data is moved through an enterprise to inform the various stages of the product lifecycle when making strategic and tactical business decisions.
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CT.
Proposals must be submitted by teams, and MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award. To facilitate project teaming, MxD will compile and disseminate contact information from parties interested in Team Formation during the first month of the proposal period.
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Team Formation Opportunity
MxD will host a Team Formation Opportunity to provide organizations and/or teams the opportunity to share a snapshot of their solution approach and allow them to identify synergies with other interested parties.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00 p.m. CT.
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Note: All project work must be performed in the United States.