Ark is a web-based tool that helps organizations maintain a clean and structured MRO material master.

Use Ark to collect MRO data, manage catalog setup requests, and normalize item records prior to entry into the EAM system.

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Ark - Clean Your Data!

Standardize and enrich the MRO data used to identify a wide variety of indirect materials, such as pipes, valves, seals, bearings, supplies and associated plant equipment.

Our taxonomy, the Noun-Modifier-Attribute (NMA) Dictionary, is the international standard for describing industrial MRO parts and supplies.

Our Ark and parts cleansing, standardization and enrichment services, form the foundation for a variety of comprehensive parts optimization solutions, providing our customers with tangible and sustainable benefits.

MRO Master Data Cleansing Software

Noun Modifier Attribute Dictionary

Ark houses the Noun-Modifier-Attribute (NMA) Dictionary, the most widely used cataloging methodology in the world today. The NMA Dictionary is customizable and contains:

4,000 Noun/Modifier Pairs

15,000 Definitions & Modifier/Sub-Class Pairs Guidelines

2,000 Synonyms

29,000 Sample Values

9,000 Characteristics

Master Your MRO Catalog

The MRO parts information of many asset-intensive organizations is composed of unstructured “free-form” text, entered in a variety of ways, which results in item descriptions that are incomplete, inconsistent and non-comparable.

Ark helps solve this “toxic” data problem through the NMA Dictionary. Once implemented, our customers begin realizing the benefits of structured, accurate and accessible MRO information.

Our NMA Dictionary has been developed over the past 20 years by industry and commodity domain experts in support of MRO professionals who procure, manage, supply and utilize millions of MRO items on a daily basis.

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Master Data Record Cleansing Fixes Incomplete Master Data

Tangible & Sustainable Benefits

The NMA Dictionary creates significant savings through:

Identification of duplicate inventory.

Avoidance of false stock-outs.

Simplification of inventory searches.

Reduction in equipment downtime.

SwainSmith's Solutions work with all ERP/EAM/CMMS Platforms

Oracle, IBM Maximo, Infor EAM, Bigfoot, IFS, SAP