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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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Revised SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook Now AvailableFebruary 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 SystemsFebruary 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
New DAU Training on DMSMS Component ResearchJanuary 11, 2021 Following quickly on the heels of last week’s announcement of the deployment of LOG 0660 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Executive Overview, we are pleased to announce the deployment of our newest life cycle logistics online training (OLT) course entitled
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