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Welcome to the DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Community Homepage !
The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP) is focused on being a non-biased one-stop provider of DMSMS related information, resources and material to empower the Department of Defense (DoD) community, both Organic and Industrial, to implement best practices for monitoring, tracking, resolving, and performing analytical logistic and engineering analysis related to obsolescence impacts. Utilization of the DKSP as a resource facilitates optimal resolution, test, parts management, design, upgrade and redesign methodologies, thereby minimizing detrimental weapons systems readiness resulting from DMSMS and obsolescence impacts.
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26/9/2021 1:57 PM

If I place an OEM on contract and their subcontractor goes out of business or has an obsolete part, shouldn't the OEM be responsible for funding the fix or does it rely on the Government?​

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06/11/2021 10:40 AM

​Please join us for a COTS Selection Checklist Webinar on June 22, 2021 at 1500 EST. This webinar will include an explanation and demonstration of the proposed COTS checklist and provide attendees the opportunity to learn and ask questions about this valuable resource supporting parts evaluation and management.

Even though Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) assemblies are becoming more common in defense systems, there are no standard procedures used by the parts management community (both Industry and Government) to select COTS assemblies.  To address this problem, the DoD Parts Management Working Group formed a Strategic Objective team to examine the problems associated with choosing and using electronic COTS assemblies and to evaluate implementing common procedures for selecting electronic COTS assemblies throughout the entire program lifecycle.  Over a two-year period, this Team has successfully researched and developed a checklist for selecting electronic COTS assemblies for use in safety critical or mission critical Aerospace, Defense, High Performance, and Space applications.  This checklist has undergone peer review and is scheduled to be rolled out in late 2021. 


Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

6/11/2021 10:40 AMNo
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05/12/2021 9:37 AM

Team--Need some guidance. We are in the LRIP phase, and have been notified of DMS issues requiring end-of-life buys. The problem is, we need to buy enough to also support the quantities that will be installed in full rate production (through 2031), but do not yet have a FRP decision (~2024). Has anyone had to request authority to buy that far ahead of need? This buy would avoid very costly redesigns, so it seems like the obvious choice, but I can't find anything on HOW to get this ball rolling to get approval. Thanks in advance!

Edit: this is my first time using this forum and i keep getting errors when setting up my profile... so I can be reached at if anyone has recommendations! Thanks!

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04/20/2021 10:56 AM

​Ms. Robin Brown will be presenting at this year's IIOM International Online Conference & Exhibition on the topic of Strategic Parts and Material Management - a Proactive Lifecycle Approach to Handle Obsolescence. The theme of this year's IIOM Conference is "Obsolescence Management- The Key to Sustainability," with nine presentations covering technical, commercial, and strategic subjects from the perspective of different sectors, and with presenters coming from academia, industry and obsolescence solution providers. You can find out more and register here.

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04/11/2021 8:58 PM

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:

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New DSP Journal Released!
April 20, 2021
Please take a few minutes to read over our newest Defense Standardization Program Journal edition (January-April 2021). There are great articles about Parts and Material Lifecycle Management that you won't want to miss! You can find the latest DSJ by clicking here. Category: Ideas


Revised SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook Now Available
February 03, 2021
​Bill Kobren writes about the new SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook in his recent post "Revised SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook Now Available" on the DAU Logistics Blog. This blog post highlights the release of the revised SD-22 Guidebook and features announcements from the DoD DMSMS Lead and ASSIST


DoDI 5000.88 Establishes Requirement for Parts Management in Engineering of Defense Systems
February 03, 2021
​The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering approved DoDI 5000.88, Engineering of Defense Systems on November 18, 2020. This policy document covers systems engineering, and other engineering disciplines, in the development of DoD systems which aligns with industry bes

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