The RosettaNet Technical Dictionary (RNTD) is the reference model for the classification and characterization of all products manufactured in the supply chains in which RosettaNet is established.
This reference model provides guidance to the Partner Interface Processes (PIPs) associated with product information exchange and publication as to the "RosettaNet View" of the universe of product classes and their specific characteristics.
The mapping of product databases to the RNTD reference model will be how buyers and sellers engage in product-centric transactions using the appropriate PIPs.
The RNTD will also serve as the product-centric axis of description that will compliment the PIPs (service-centric axis) in the future development of a RosettaNet Global Registry.
The RNTD Development Program is where all of the requirements of the complex array of RosettaNet consituencies are elevated, normalized and executed. The program is multi-directional, multi-leveled and global in perspective.
- No comprehensive reference model for product classification and characterization.
- Participating supply chains have different standards, structures and scope.
- Regional development is delaying interoperability.
Build a reference model that is:
- Globally fair (geographic)
- Participant neutral (supply chain and role)
- Easily maintainable going forward
- Scalable for adjacent supply chains
Maintain RosettaNet dominance in this space.
- Define and create a platform that is balanced, neutral and functional.
- Interact with other standards in the participating supply chains to avoid re-inventing the wheel where it supports the platform.
- Provide open access to the RosettaNet global constituency both geographically and across participating supply chains.
- Plan for the migration of Dictionary maintenance to a web based service to optimize updates in terms of speed and quality.
- The establishment of a globally neutral RNTD is key to driving down design cycle time, product replenishment time as well as sourcing time.
- The reduction in the above mentioned cycle times results in more inventory turns and stronger cash flow.
- The establishment of a globally accepted RNTD drives down maintenance cost for suppliers and manufacturers, transactional costs for distributors and product cost for OEMs and CEMs.