Modules

  • 0007: Satisfying both GEIA-STD-0007 and MIL-STD-1388-2B/LMI Requirements with One Integrated System
  • S1000D: Generating and Maintaining S1000D Data Modules from SLICwave
  • S2000M: Satisfying ASD S2000M Provisioning Requirements
  • CM-L: Providing Configuration Data Management through your Product Life Cycle
  • Engineering Support Global Functions: Assisting You in On-Going Engineering Changes to your Product Support Data
  • FMECA: Delivering Integrated Management of FMECA Tasks and Processes
  • Integration Toolkit (ITK): Providing Software and Process Integration using SLICwave's Application Programming Interface (API)
  • PUB LOG: Automating the Review and Update of your Provisioning data from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Single SignOn: Integrating SLICwave SIGNON/Authentication with your Enterprise Security Requirements
  • Tailoring Kit: Helping You to Extend the LSA/PSA Schema to Meet Your Specific Business Requirements and Processes

0007: Satisfying both GEIA-STD-0007 and MIL-STD-1388-2B/LMI Requirements with One Integrated System

SLICwave's Dual Use 0007 Module completely satisfies all the contract requirements for GEIA-STD-0007 (both Revs A and B) and MIL-STD-1388-2B/LMI from the same software/databases. SLICwave/0007 allows you to import and export all your data per both revisions of GEIA-STD-0007 and MIL-STD-1388-2B/LMI. It includes all 24 GEIA-STD-0007 reports and all 48 MIL-STD-1388-2B reports, plus numerous time- and cost-saving utilities helping you to manage and improve your data, resulting in more accurate resource requirement definition, prediction, and deliverables.

SLICwave/0007 provides a seamless migration of your data from your legacy MIL-STD-1388-2B/LMI data to GEIA-STD-0007. You simply load the data and start using the new 0007 features. SLICwave also provides numerous unique tools and capabilities to extend the usefulness of SLICwave, including better accountability for use of authorized parts in maintenance task analysis, improved maintenance task resource tracking, and a powerful and flexible integration of the PSA/LSA data with your digital documents.

ISS is currently working on the newest release of GEIA-STD-0007 (rev C), and will be able to offer full support when the standard is released by the SAE. We are committed to providing you the best and most timely support for your valuable program data.

S1000D: Generating and Maintaining S1000D Data Modules from SLICwave

SLICwave's S1000D Data Module Generation capability allows you to use your authorized Provisioning and Maintenance Task Analysis data to generate fully compliant S1000D Data Modules (DMs) from the SLICwave LPD. SLICwave/S1000D provides a bridge between your Supportability Data in SLICwave and your S1000D technical documentation, with many powerful and user-friendly tools which help you customize and manage the process.

Capitalizing on the GEIA-STD-0007 expanded features which support the repurposing of the LPD data for the creation of technical documentation (and particularly S1000 DMs), SLICwave has significantly expanded and enhanced its schema to facilitate this process. Numerous new tables and processes in SLICwave communicate with the CSDB and maintain the information needed to produce valid Data Modules directly from the LSAR. SLICwave/S1000D also manages changes to your data modules whenever the relevant data in your SLICwave database changes.

Multiple built-in tools simplify the technical documentation creation process and allow you to embed references to figures and symbols, tables, and acronyms directly into your task procedures. Additional tools allow you to select spares and support equipment from authorized lists and associate your provisioning information with your illustration parts lists. Seminal LPD data which exists to identify equipment configuration model and variant, plus associated DCNS, is used to generate (automatically) applicability conditions for the DM. A common viewer/editor lets you view the in-work and released data using your applicable style sheets. Publication modules may be generated to evaluate the DM in an S1000D viewer (e.g., NSIV, IADS).

While SLICwave-generated Data Modules can be uploaded into any Common Source Database (CSDB), SLICwave also offers tighter integration with a number of CSDBs, allowing the automatic integration and update of both systems with the respect to DMCs, ICNs, SNS, etc. SLICwave currently support integrations with SDL's Contenta, PTC's Arbortext®, and InMedius' CSDB, but integrations with other CSDBs can be developed at your request.

2000M: Satisfying ASD S2000M Provisioning Requirements

If you have European contracts or are bidding on them, then you may need to provide material/provisioning management requirements as defined by ASD Spec S2000M. SLICwave's S2000M module provide you with full compliance for multiple revisions, including Revision 6 (upcoming 2016). SLICwave/2000M contains the capability to load, update, manage, and deliver provisioning data according to the S2000M Specification, including upload/download for all message transactions and output reports. SLICwave also provides numerous S2000M data manipulation utilities to make it easier for you to enter, update, and manipulate your material management requirements.

SLICwave provides you all the tools, capabilities and features that you receive with the SLICwave system. If you operate SLICwave/S2000M in conjunction with SLICwave, common data can be created and maintained in one system, but if there is no requirement to perform supportability analysis, SLICwave/2000M may be operated independently of the SLICwave system.

CM-L: Providing Configuration Data Management through your Product Life Cycle

SLICwave/s CM-L module is designed to help you manage your maturing data by allowing you to assess the impact of on-going engineering changes on supportability, and to manage those changes in a timely and cost-effective way.

SLICwave/CM-L ensures that all changes made to your data are associated with authorized change notices. An in-work partition, or Change Authority Number (CAN), is created for each change notice, and all design/engineering changes to the data are automatically associated with the corresponding CAN. Your baseline data is not touched, so that you can continue to make deliverables from your authorized production data. Simultaneously you can develop, assess, and manage your ongoing engineering changes in each CAN partition.

The way CM-L works is that a CAN work partition provides an overlay of your changes on top of the baseline data. This allows you to assess the changed data in the CAN as if the change had already been incorporated, and gives you the ability to analyze all changes, including alternative approaches, without data duplication, saving you time and effort. It also makes it easy to incorporate the CAN into your work flow/authorization process. Once a change is approved, it can be reconciled and become part of the new baseline. If it is denied, it is deleted.

In summary, SLICwave CM-L gives you an easy-to-use, sophisticated way to manage ongoing changes to your data without have to duplicate data. Like other SLICwave features, CANs can be secured, copied, manipulated, etc. If you have maturing data and ongoing changes you need to manage, SLICwave/CM-L is for you.

Engineering Support Global Functions: Assisting You in On-Going Engineering Changes to your Product Support Data

SLICwave's Engineering Global Support Functions (ESGF) utilities are designed to automate the processes you undertake in making life cycle changes to your data. SLICwave provides many tools and utilities for helping you manage ongoing changes to your program data; however, these can be time-consuming, and the same types of changes may need to be performed numerous times.

ISS has developed a group of functions, each of which are designed to perform a sequence of steps providing a specific life cycle management capability. These include the following:

  • Copying a Part Assembly (and all its subordinates) to another location in the equipment breakdown (changes to LCN structure and indenture codes are automatically adjusted)
  • Rolling (replacing) a Part Assembly due to an engineering change, and logically deleting the replaced part
  • Unrolling a Part Assembly replacement that was made due to an Engineering Change; the new Part Assembly is deleted and the replaced Part Assembly is reinstated
  • Splitting Part Assembly Effectivity due to an engineering change which will have partial effectivity; both the old and the new parts are supported for different LCN/ALCs
  • Replacing a Part Assembly with another in ALL locations in the data
  • and more...

FMECA: Delivering Integrated Management of FMECA Tasks and Processes

SLICwave's FMECA module makes populating and maintaining FMECA data quick and easy. The FMECA module complies with the requirements of MIL-STD-1629A, and is fully integrated with the LSA/PSA as provided by SLICwave (including all functionality such as Adhoc, security, auditing, customization, etc.) SLICwave's FMECA module provides analysis and results based on both a physical and functional top-down hierarchy. And not only does the module contain many user-friendly screens and utilities, it provides Worksheets 101-104.

Integration Toolkit (ITK): Providing Software and Process Integration using SLICwave's Application Programming Interface (API)

SLICwave's ITK module offers you a number of integration and automation features and tools that allow you to integrate your supportability data with your other data management systems. Based on a comprehensive API, ITK allows you to programmatically access and update your SLICwave data from your software programs and scripts. This allows you to use data from another system, such as a PLM or CAD system, to automatically update SLICwave, or to pull information from SLICwave to automatically update a third system, such as an ERP or tech pubs system.

Using SLICwave's ITK, you can significantly minimize data duplication, resulting in reduced costs and improved quality. You can also increase the power and ease of overall program data management by controlling data input, flow, update, and delivery from your scripts and programs. And, SLICwave ITK protects the integrity and security of your data, since all business rules, edits, and security checks are performed with any data access.

In summary, SLICwave's ITK module gives you the ability to custom integrate the product life cycle data from your various program software tools, improving your overall supportability effectiveness and cost.

PUB LOG: Automating the Review and Update of your Provisioning data from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

SLICwave/PUB LOG provides the ability to compare, update, and manage the Parts information maintained in SLICwave with the corresponding data in the Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) databases. the SLICwave/PUB LOG Interface module allows you to import and update Logistics Product Data (LPD) from DLA PUB LOG data, including part item number and name, national stock number, pricing, and quantity information, shipping and packaging data, even information about alternate available additional reference numbers for the part.

You select those parts from your SLICwave LPD data that you want to populate, update, or compare with the PUB LOG data. The SLICwave/PUB LOG module creates a "snapshot" of the targeted SLICwave data, and compares it with the current PUB LOG data, highlighting those parts that are in one system but not the other, as well as part attributes which are different in the two systems. You can then select exactly those parts or individual part attributes that you want to update.

An electronic record is saved of all updates; this record serves not only to show you what was updated, but allows you to reverse any update and any time, restoring your LPD data to its previous state. The comparisons not only help you determine what data should be updated in the LPD, you can also determine those values which should be updated in PUB LOG (if your data is the more accurate source).

Single SignOn: Integrating SLICwave SIGNON/Authentication with your Enterprise Security Requirements

ISS understands that enterprise security and cost-saving initiatives may require you to incorporate the signon/authentication processes of your various software tools under a single centralized authentication management system. This allows your organization to ensure that the SLICwave login process complies with corporate policies and reduces security threat through simplified password maintenance. It also allows SLICwave to inherit available authentication capabilities (e.g., biometric, key, badge devices).

SLICwave/SSO provides the ability to use one or more of the various SSO mechanisms available, such as PKI or MS Active Directory®, to integrate SLICwave authentication with your enterprise SSO. SLICwave/SSO offers considerable configuration flexibility, providing numerous options for user authentication and authorization, such as how to dispose of unauthenticated users and how to identify and authorize users. SLICwave/SSO can be configured with a reverse proxy.

SLICwave/SSO ensures that all standard SLICwave-defined security (such as userids, passwords, data update rights and levels) is respected.

Tailoring Kit: Helping You to Extend the LSA/PSA Schema to Meet Your Specific Business Requirements and Processes

The government/industry Standards that define supportability are designed to cover the vast bulk of information required to define, assess, and manage program support requirements. However, every program is different, and may have additional needs to manage optimal supportability. SLICwave's Tailoring Kit is designed to allow you to expand the Standards-based schema to include the extra capability that you need to achieve your supportability goals.

SLICwave/Tailor allows you to add your own tables and fields, plus the relationships between them, including integrating them with already established Standards based schema elements. Tailor-created elements are treated the same as delivered elements, and can be used in creating Adhoc screens/reports. They are covered by SLICwave security and auditing, global functions, and the import-export wizard. Options are available on the Standards-based Data input and Output routines to include the Tailor-created data or not. All SLICwave upgrades and Service Patches will include your Tailor-generated information.

Examples of Use: You can use SLICwave/Tailor to extend existing capability, such as adding Warranty/Obsolescence/Diminishing Spares functionality or detailed software supportability information. Or, you can create bridge tables with other applications so that critical data can be managed in one place.