Software AG Government Solutions announced yesterday that it will produce a supply chain risk alert framework for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as part of a collaboration with MxD, the Digital Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing from the country.
The partnership will see Software AG provide MxD with hybrid integration solutions, as both companies deliver their plans to provide supply chain risk alerts.
The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed aspects of supply chains, resulting in the need to protect US manufacturing supply chains, achieved by increasing resilience and improving its current structure.
“Supply chain resilience has long been part of MxD’s mission, but the pandemic has given our work a new urgency and focus,” said MxD CEO Chandra Brown.
Digital technologies, such as Software AG’s webMethods API integration and management platform, which is critical for this project, are at the front and center as we work to improve the security, visibility and flexibility of our manufacturing sector – both to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States and to prepare for future crises, “added Brown.
MxD, in addition to other industry partners and including Software AG Government Solutions, plans to develop a “rapid analysis tool” to provide supply chain leaders and policy makers with the ability to evaluate a wide range of supply chain projects value around the pandemic.
The goal is to optimize supply chain resilience and agility during an emergency.
According to Business Wire, the goal of this partnership is to help DoD “map existing supply chains to identify vulnerabilities, foreign dependencies, single source suppliers and to identify alternative or indirect suppliers.”
Software AG Government Solutions CEO Tod Weber said: ““ MxD continues to demonstrate the value of its partner ecosystem and the ability to mobilize quickly to provide innovative solutions to the US government and the manufacturing sector.
“We are proud to have been selected by MxD and DoD for such a critical project and we look forward to continuing our partnership with MxD in the development of this important resource.”