Sunday, 2 December 2012

Product will no longer be made notification

The IT sector is reasonably good at letting its customers know that products will go out of production, and out of support. But for the wider manufacturing sector this information is not reliably communicated to end users.

One benefit of unified online datasets will be the opportunity of users to enable this information to be passed to them in the form of notifications. For example, the dataset might be a store card that logs a user's purchases. The user can then opt to be notified if any of their regular purchases, or a component part for one of their purchases, is going out of production. The user can then chose to stockpile, or potentially petition the manufacturer to keep the product in service. If enough users do the latter, the product may stay in production.

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