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U.S. Army Looking for Suppliers to Put in Database

March 24, 2015

Metalcasters are invited to participate in a program to address diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS) for the U.S. Army. When a source announces the impending discontinuation of a product, or when procurements fail because of product unavailability, it endangers the life-cycle support and viability of a weapon or equipment used by the army.  

To solve the problem, a database led by Automation Alley seeks to aid the U.S. Army in solving DMSMS issues. The system employs key fields from company description, capabilities, and contacts which is used by the Army to search for specific manufacturing processes, materials, equipment, or industries as well as the primary contact information within those companies.

The DMSMS program is a three-year contract that identifies manufacturers capable of producing replacement parts for the Army that are no longer in production. These parts will be used to maintain the Army’s key weapon systems.

Competencies the Army is looking for include:

  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Manufacturing technologies
  • Advanced design processes
  • Rebuild/remanufacture processes
  • Materials
  • Data/information management.

Automation Alley is currently creating the comprehensive list of companies across the United States that meets the above competencies. The database will contain the widest range of manufacturing vendors and engineering companies available that can provide valid sources of supply or support resolution of DMSMS cases.

Metalcasters can update or add their information to the database here: