Features in RfD release JN 1.0
The JN 1.0 release of Supplier Discovery is a full commercial product serving any firm seeking to source discreet component manufacturing in Nevada. JN 1.0 includes a comprehensive Supplier database of Nevada manufacturing capabilities.
JN 1.0 includes an extensive support ecosystem of almost 600 pages. This includes:
Market Structure Analytics
The market structure analytics are especially valuable to government agencies, industry associations, and economic development authorities.
Each frequency map has two views - Cloud view and List view. The cloud view also has a Supplier overlay that highlights a given Supplier's capabilities with the cloud map.
Process Taxonomy "Tree View Cloud"
This is a frequency map in a hierarchical tree view. The size of each manufacturing category and processes indicates the frequency within the taxonomy.
Two tools provide Supplier-to-Supplier comparison metrics.
The Request for Discovery (RfD) Engine, the core innovation, is a Semantic Similarity technology used to measure “closeness” between sets of manufacturing processes.
The RfD Engine is an information based similarities algorithm based on "Semantic Similarity in a Taxonomy: An Information-Based Measure" (Resnik) and "Finding Similar Objects Using a Taxonomy: A Pragmatic Approach" (Schwarz).
The RfD Engine has a unique modification - SQI insight - to the general similarity algorithm. This modification enables measuring the closeness of the set of processes required to manufacture a part to the associated set of process capabilities of a given Supplier.
Manufacturing Process Taxonomy
JN 1.0 is Nevada supplier database.
Geographic Manufacturing Topology
JN 1.0 sets Nevada as the geographic manufacturing boundary and constructs the Manufacturing Topology with the following features: