Specialized weapon system sustainment for the Department of Defense (DoD) and its attending military ecosystem require unique attention. Historically, military systems lack the availability of affordable, highly analytic supply support. In an effort to cater to this challenge, 2Is Inc. offers web-based software fused with simulation forecasting and analytics.
2Is Inc. is an industry leader focused on comprehensive, analytic solutions for the military supply chain. 2Is’ leading-edge software applications integrate complex data from a variety of enterprise sources and apply algorithmic analytics for decision support and risk mitigation. In addition to developing logistics support and pricing software, 2Is operates under contract to major domestic and international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). 2Is has provided simulation support for multiple performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 2Is’ multifaceted approach covers 360-degree support of the defense supply chain.
2Is fashions its solutions in a way that enables rapid CMMI-compliant development, test, refinement, and deployment of tailored logistics solutions. This careful development and refinement offers a space to focus on achieving the goals of weapon system sustainment, while attaining key performance indicators (KPIs) and tightly incorporating contract policies. 2Is’ software developers are adept at incorporating user-friendly features that accommodate users with disabilities to ensure the software applications and help documentation are Section 508 compliant.
2Is Inc. developed 2Is Analytic Platform™ (2AP) to seamlessly address these specific weapon system sustainment challenges. Through tiered, role-based data visualization, 2AP simultaneously fulfills the need to manage item logistics and system logistics. 2AP is a multi-functional system comprised of integrated modules that aid customers in achieving their supply support requirements. It measures KPIs, extends supply chain visibility, facilitates supplier management, forecasts inventory requirements, offers budgeting projections, and encourages communication among geographically dispersed teams.
2Is’ advanced yet intuitive decision support software employs advanced algorithms to provide insight into complex challenges, allowing teams to make informed decisions. 2Is helps its clients analyze future aircraft and program health through metrics including operational availability (Ao), cost per flying hour (CPFH), and material availability (MA). 2Is’ tailored services enable their customers to change program locations and adjust operational tempo within the model. Through the use of historical demand, 2Is easily fuses and manages complex datasets and develops state-of-the-art solutions; thus, making their models completely customizable to each client’s needs. Moreover, 2Is’ models feed the data into live ERP systems to ensure operational availability of aircraft. 2Is optimizes inventory to maximize the availability of parts while minimizing costs; 2AP considers each part’s unique characteristics to determine the correct stocking objectives, ensuring the right part is in the correct location on time.
Developed and supported by 2Is, PriceEdge by IHS Markit boasts historical procurement data, material data, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, learning curves, and proprietary data to generate price estimates for one or many parts. In conjunction, these features allow users to find competitive prices, bid competitively on parts without robust procurement history, and capture their findings in an audit-ready package. PriceEdge accounts for the part’s historical data and the historical data of similar parts to generate an accurate estimate. The web-based tool helps buyer teams bid competitively while being mindful of the current market.
From day one, 2Is has thoughtfully developed its solutions alongside the evolving needs of its customers. Their experience in large-scale data management and data mining, along with extensive analytic capabilities, has enabled them to deliver innovative solutions to persistent, pervasive logistics problems. Their long-term success in supply support resolution affords confidence in the products they deliver to their customers.