Defense Manufacturing December 2023

December 11-14, 2023 Nashville, TN:  Anark will sponsor and co-present at the Defense Manufacturing Conference 2023 in Nashville as we continue to drive improvements in Manufacturing Supply Chain Collaboration initiatives with Aerospace and Defense OEMs, their suppliers and the government directly. 

One of the highlights will be a joint presentation with The Digital Manufacturing Institute (MxD) Wednesday December 13, 2023 in the 1:15-2:45 Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise - Digital Thread Implementation and Adaption sessions.  Anark will help overview a project providing a foundation for supplier collaboration that will modernize manufacturing activities to improve acquisition, production lead times and quality for the DOD.

Value of creating an integrated digital platform to connect Small and Medium Manufacturers

This presentation will highlight work done at MxD with Anark to implement a secure Technical Data Package (TDP) exchange platform that can better engage Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMM) into leveraging digital tools. The objective is to demonstrate benefits of adopting advanced manufacturing technologies while building resilience in the supply chain. Lessons learned on what an typical SMM needs to adopt TDPs and how to create minimal technical requirements around implementation for TDP ingestion will be outlined. In addition, a demonstration of the integrated digital platform will be provided.  Please join Matt Taylor - MxD, VP of Engineering and Projects, Dan Zupancic - MxD, Senior Project Engineer and Patrick Dunfey - Anark, VP of Marketing and Alliances.  If you cannot make it, stop by Anark Booth 347 or MxD Booth 242 at the event.


Anark Collaborate makes product data accessible and actionable across manufacturers and their suppliers for better, faster decisions by extending the value of PLM, CAD and other authoritative data systems for A&D customers like Boeing, NAVAIR, Lockheed, Army, Air Force, Oshkosh, Honeywell, Navy, General Dynamics, MxD and more. For too long, manufacturers have made trade-offs by using generic content collaboration platforms or procurement systems for supplier collaboration with poor results. Even more challenging is the engrained thinking that PLM can handle everything that is needed. Have a listen to our recent Webinar On-Demand entitled,  "Avoid the PLM Collaboration Gap".

Experience gained through past DOD projects such the NAVAIR PMA-261 3D Digital Transformation Project has helped define automated systems for the creation, validation and delivery of standards-based Technical Data Packages (3Di documents) to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other Navy groups, all based on MIL-STD-31000B (and the upcoming C specification) for future provisioning, cataloging and sustainment needs.  This trend of 3Di creation is accelerating with defense programs requiring technical data be validated and delivered using these 3D PDFs, an approach that Anark pioneered 15+ years ago.  Anark is also well positioned to support the future DOD Cloud/Web hosted TDP initiatives via the MxD engagement plus, similar activities already underway at Aerospace & Defense partners.

For any questions, please Contact Anark.