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Re: Fabrication or Manufacturing Schema (Sep 19, 2016)

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:07:54 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOWr-HMcgmD0g99_ConqjN1xrZb0SJirBzDwhUp_tqNoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Elias Kaerle <elias.kaerle@sti2.at>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Hi Matthew,

Start with your audience.
(By the way, I was one of the early semantic researchers in Freebase around
my "Metal Foundries" base with some early work towards Supply and Demand
towards Machine Shops and Foundries.  Anyways...I cannot help you much
directly here, too busy, but I suggest to begin to help yourself and get
others involved as need be.)

Here are some things to get you started thinking about and documenting the
answers somewhere publicly for others and your industry to be able to
review and refine as you work through things.

1. What are your direct customers typically looking for ?
2. What does the search criteria usually look like ?
3. Does it include some of these filtering properties perhaps like on this
custom search ? http://www.pmpa.org/forms/MemberDirectory/searchManufacturer

4. Then from a Supplier perspective, what would the filtering criteria look
like ?
5. For instance, your a machine shop, but you depend on supplies, perhaps
raw or ASTM based...what does that entail or look like ?
6. What filtering criteria would you imagine to see if you needed to order
more supplies and how would a customized Google or Yahoo search with
drop-downs specific to your industry look like to help you order those
supplies ? http://www.ntma.org/resources/manufacturing-suppliers-guide/

Start answering those questions and then go back to the national
organizations or global organizations (find out who they are) and ask them
to participate here also and help you.  Get your whole industry involved.
Network and make friends and invite them to participate in this discussion
with you.

Then you can begin to gain some insight as to the industry needs of
'machine shops' both as a supplier of goods and services, but also as
customers yourselves.

All the best in your efforts,
+ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>
Received on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 23:08:23 UTC

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