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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?
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.
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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 email@example.com if anyone has recommendations! Thanks!
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.
You can watch the presentation here.
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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