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IHS Haystack® Gold

Drive supply chain savings, efficiency and risk mitigation.

IHS Haystack® Gold is the leading defense parts and logistics management system, with the most current pricing, technical and availability data on 190+ million part references in 70+ databases. Enjoy secure, single-point access to DLA, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp military equipment parts, and government and commercial suppliers. Quickly find government procurement history and pricing, and qualified parts lists and suppliers. Search by National and NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs), Federal Supply Class (FSC), Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, description, technical characteristics, part status and more. Customers can access Haystack online or through DVD, with multiple purchase options based on the content and functionality you need.

Aerospace and defense professionals who design, optimize, and maintain defense systems worldwide rely on Haystack to:

  • Quickly find suppliers, available parts and alternative resources
  • Design more efficiently while complying with specs and standards
  • Ensure materials are delivered at the right place, time and cost from qualified suppliers
  • Manage obsolescence and ensure continued parts supply
  • Develop and grow the business by monitoring government solicitations
  • Repair and maintain system readiness throughout the lifecycle

Customer Testimonials

Supporting business growth
"The use of an electronic parts and logistics research service played a key role in winning over $40 million in defense orders. With IHS Haystack® Gold, we can get far more detailed information in 30 seconds. Because the tool is interactive, we can browse through the data to make sure the answers are what we are looking for.”

Ensuring value pricing
“I love using IHS Haystack® Gold. It helps us justify our pricing. That’s what I use Haystack for more than anything else - price justification. I work in the Emergency Buy Department and sometimes the pricing isn’t as good as we would like it to be. We need further justification. That’s when I go to Haystack to get my pricing and my justification. It helps with my documentation too. I love it for that.”

Delivering savings
"Upon searching for alternate sources through Procurement History in IHS Haystack® Gold, the part was found sitting on a shelf for a cost of $29,000. Even if we have the part refurbished, a saving of $18,000 is still achieved.”


Who uses Haystack Gold and how?

Haystack is used by hundreds of thousands of customers in 37 countries, including all US military branches, foreign military services, aerospace and defense contractors, and any organization that builds or sells items to the US government.

Who uses it?How?
Acquisition and purchasing professionals
  • Identify sources of supply for the parts you need, including supplier contact information and pricing
  • Identify current and historical pricing
  • Maximize negotiating power with competitor pricing for government purchases
  • Locate alternate sources of supply when primary sources are not able to deliver
  • Pinpoint sources and products purchased by specific government agencies with extensive award history data
Engineers
  • Identify sources of supply for the parts you need, including supplier contact information and pricing
  • Maximize negotiating power with competitor pricing for government purchases
  • Locate alternate sources of supply when primary sources are not able to deliver
  • Pinpoint sources and products purchased by specific government agencies with extensive award history data
  • Ensure compliance with specifications and standards
  • Manage BOMs by commodity or platform
Integrated logistics support team
  • Identify sources of supply for the parts you need, including supplier contact information and pricing
  • Locate alternate sources of supply when primary sources are not able to deliver
  • Manage BOMs by commodity or platform
Obsolescence managers
  • Identify sources of supply for the parts you need, including supplier contact information and pricing
  • Locate alternates to fit form and function by technical characteristics/parameters
  • Provide insight to end-of-life (EOL) issues
  • Obtain on-the-shelf availability data
  • Manage BOMs by commodity or platform
Sales and marketing professionals
  • Identify sources of supply for the parts you need, including supplier contact information and pricing
  • Maximize negotiating power with competitor pricing for government purchases
  • Locate alternate sources of supply when primary sources are not able to deliver
  • Pinpoint sources and products purchased by specific government agencies with extensive award history data
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
  • Quickly identify and retrieve existing parts information to streamline internal processes and strengthen MRO capabilities
  • Reduce costs associated with maintaining duplicate parts
  • Support Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and maintain older equipment with historical and obsolete part numbers and NSNs
  • Manage part and material risk and enhance Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) capabilities with information on past vendors

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