The APLS system integrates our DoD logistics and national stock number (NSN) databases into each
of our system functions. From supplier searches to contract solcitation matching, our NSN
data is included for fast and simple retrieval of the information you require.
Or for research purposes each individual NSN reference database can be queried separately for specific
data requirements. In all interfaces though the APLS system will cross reference your national
stock number instantly from a part number or mil-spec. One search; fast answer.
- Master Cross Reference - Containing over 13 million unique items, the
integration of the master cross reference database (MCRD) allows APLS to offer searches
by manufacturer's part number, mil-spec, standard designation or national
stock number (NSN). Information in this database covers original supplier, alternate part numbers,
mil-specs, standards designations and national stock number. In addition our cross reference listing
gives original design designation codes, item name codes and more.
- Active Contracts - APLS collects and publishes the database of awarded, yet
incomplete contracts provided by DoD. Allows the most current contract award and pricing information
to be reviewed by NSN or related part number. Averages 1-2 million items and is the most current
procurement history collection available anywhere today.
- Procurement History - Our database of individual contract awards can
allow the user to see past sale prices as well as offer sources of supply based
on previous purchases. Totals over 30+ million contract awards dating back to the
1970's in many cases.
- Technical Characteristics - A database of textual descriptions
of components. Details can include: design reference numbers, types of materials used
in the construction of the item, size and shape of the item, application of the item,
- Interchange and Substitution - The I & S database provides a synopsis of
part number replacements and suitable substitutions for part numbers. Also displays
correct numbers based on military branch usage.
- Management Data - Components are presented in
the management data (MD) database with details such as reference price,
managing location in the supply chain, repairability, future purchasing
and obsolescence plans, shelf life and much more.
- CAGE/CCR database - All contractors and government entities are assigned
a commercial and government entity (CAGE) code and APLS allows for one click inquiries
into the CAGE database from our interfaces or search for company details based on CAGE code or
company name. Details included are all contact information for the company as
well as SIC, ADP designation, ownership status and much more.