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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.
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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.
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