Terabase Enhances Haystack by Integrating National Forging Tooling Database (NFTD)


Danvers, Mass (July 2005) - Terabase Corporation has announced the inclusion of the National Forging Tooling Database in the Haystack service for its client Information Handling Services (IHS). 

This integration, which was accomplished via collaboration with Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium, Advanced Technology Institute, the University of Toledo, and Plexus Systems, links over 90,000 tooling number in the NFTD with Haystack's parts and logistics data.  The links include matching manufacturer's part numbers and government National Stock Numbers (NSNs) so that customers can identify, locate, search, and procure items that require forged tools.

According to Information Handling Services, the inclusion of this new database solves supply chain problems and enables customers to make better business and logistics decisions while also improving productivity, lowering maintenance costs and meeting compliance and safety mandates

Haystack is the most powerful tool available to help reduce acquisition cycles times and total ownership costs. It is is designed to meet the needs of personnel in procurement and supply, logistics, engineering, contracting, sales and marketing, and material management. The service can be used in government locations including Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine bases, and at commercial sites such as government contractors and companies doing competitive research or market analysis.

Haystack's powerful search engine and variety of indices access information from more than 40 government databases with information on 11.5 million items. It also includes information on more than 25 million procurement histories to help users find more readily available standards parts. Haystack for Windows Online further simplifies parts and logistics research with a batch search feature that generates information on thousands of items in just minutes.

Terabase Corporation develops high-end search-engine and database solutions for publishers and other information providers around the world. Experts on creating tools that maximize product performance, the company provides project management, system architecture, and development services. In addition, Terabase has created a number of proprietary technologies that combine programming tools and libraries to enable exceptionally fast searching of extremely large databases.

  Updated September 5, 2005
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