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You are invited to attend the 2021 Parts and Materials Management Conference scheduled for December 13 – 16, 2021 in Denver Colorado at the Gaylord Rockies. The 2021 Parts and Materials Management Conference provides you with new information to successfully meet these new requirements, shows what is happening in the DMSMS community, and addresses your questions. You will have opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with specialists from government, industry, and academia, express your views and ideas on improving DMSMS and parts management, and meet with technical experts. You will experience state of the art technologies that can be applied to parts and material management at the training sessions and the exhibit hall.
You may also attend the concurrent Defense Manufacturing Conference (by qualifying as active US Military, Government or current DD2354 on file), giving you access to more technical information for the same travel cost. The expanded Exhibit Hall will include all the leading organizations from DMC, Parts Management, and DMSMS communities. Agenda, registration, and lodging information will be posted on this website. We are looking forward to seeing you in Denver!
Find out more here: http://pmmcmeeting.org/
The Sustainment Symposium 2020 hosted by GDCA in December was a special virtual symposium focused on the journey from obsolescence management to legacy sustainment. This symposium aimed to pulled together leading minds across the DoD supply chain highlighting their relevant sustainment experiences and exploring what could happen when we begin to focus on sustainment as the objective.
Check out the GCDA Sustainment Symposium resource page for the presentations from the recent symposium and the GCDA YouTube channel for more sustainment videos.
a recent DAU News post, Tami Lewiski writes on the recent signing of DoD
Instruction 4245.15 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages
Management, the first issuance of a DoD Diminishing
Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) instruction since 1976.
The long-awaited instruction released by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment effectively gave credence to decades of self-governance within the multi-functional discipline of DMSMS and the importance of continued effective and consistent management is clear.
To read the full article, click here.
Defense Acquisition University's Hot Topic Forum
Strategic Parts & Material Management: A Proactive Lifecycle Approach to Handle Obsolescence
In a world driven by automation and technology advancement, obsolescence is inevitable. It is not a matter of if it will impact system supportability but when. The problem is not obsolescence; it is how we manage the challenges it represents.
Robin Brown, Parts and DMSMS Management Program Manager for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and LMI's David Greinke will discuss how to use a proactive parts and obsolescence management approach throughout a system's lifecycle to reduce costs and risks to the warfighter mission.
July 15, 2020 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. (ET)
Location: Virtual Event | Hosted by: Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association
DAU will be hosting a webinar on Best Practices for Contracting for
DMSMS Management on February 26, 2020.
DAU Webcasts take place on select
Wednesdays at 12:30-2:00 pm ET on WEBEX. All sessions are recorded for future
viewing. There is no sign up required and the sessions are open to the public.
The DAU Webcast site can be found at the link: DAU Webcasts. (https://www.dau.edu/p/lunch-learn)
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