Are you satisfied with the results of your Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program and its effect on your customer? While DMSMS is inevitable, it does not have to be thought of as a sequence of periodic crises that will cost you money. Policy, guidance, and best practices describe ways to conduct proactive, robust DMSMS management that routinely resolves issues. And it helps design systems to be DMSMS-resilient.
Are you creating too much downstream work by paying insufficient attention to part selection during design? Effective parts management is an important contributor to the long-term success of any program because an end-item's reliability, maintainability, supportability, assurance, and supply-chain security are dependent on the parts that comprise it. The DoD Parts Management Program establishes parts management best practices to increase readiness and reduce total ownership costs.
This webinar series provides a cross-functional forum for promoting, shaping, and coordinating government and industry approaches to effective DMSMS and parts management. This series leverages subject matter experts to increase your knowledge, awareness and ability to support your program effectively.
Overview of relevant policy and guidance addressing DMSMS activities.
Robin Brown, DMSMS and Parts Management Program Manager, OSD
Robin Brown is the OSD DMSMS and Parts Management Program Manager in the Defense Standardization Program Office. She chairs a 400-person combined government and industry Parts and Material Management Working Group and was instrumental in the development and publication of both DoDI and DoDM 4245.15, addressing DMSMS management. She's also responsible for the SD-19 Parts Management Guide, SD-22 DMSMS Guidebook, SD-23 Item Reduction Guidebook, and SD-26 Contracting Guide. Prior to her current position Ms. Brown was the NAVAIR DMSMS Lead, providing obsolescence support to all 35 NAVAIR Program Offices for over 15 years, and serving as the co-chair of the DoN DMSMS Working Group. Her teams won the DoD DMSMS Annual Awards in 2014 and 2015, and she's also a recipient of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.