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Jun 03
Newly Updated May 2022 SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook

The Defense Standardization Program Office has deployed a newly updated May 2022 issue of the SD-22 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages: A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program is now available!

As you can see in the updated Foreword, there are several significant changes from the 2021 version. First, the DMSMS resolution types were revised to reflect specific situations more accurately. The resolution formerly called "development of a new item or source" is split into three categories (development of a new source, design refreshment, and redevelop the item). The corresponding resolution descriptions and average costs have been modified accordingly. Secondly, additional best practices were added on interfaces among the people involved in DMSMS management, product (improvement and supportability) roadmaps, technology roadmaps, and programming and budgeting for modifications reflected by technology refreshment and technology insertion to the system. A new Appendix on roadmaps was also developed. The new material describes how the DMSMS community should use roadmaps to formulate resolutions to issues and improve forecasts of future issues. The DMSMS community's monitoring for current and near-term obsolescence issues are the most important contributor to supportability roadmaps. Furthermore, synergies exist between programming and budgeting for DMSMS issues and technology refreshment and insertion. Taking advantage of these synergies will improve cost effectiveness for the entire program office.

Intended to align with and support DoD Instruction 4245.15 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Management, this newly updated version of the SD-22 DoD DMSMS Guidebook is accessible both from the ASSIST Website and on the DAU website as part of the DAU Product Support Guidebook Suite.


Written By: Bill Kobren | June 1, 2022


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