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    An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.  Without adequate DMSMS and Parts Management Plans, a Program Office will be faced with many risks they never wanted or planned for.  Let’s talk about those unintended consequences and how you can avoid them upfront and early with proper planning and implementation of those plans.  By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail! 

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    Robin Brown

    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.

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    TJ Zitkevitz

    Timothy “TJ” Zitkevitz

    LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin, IIOM President & US Chapter Chair

    Timothy “TJ” Zitkevitz is the lead systems engineer and LM Fellow with the Obsolescence Management Center of Excellence team that actively treats obsolescence risk on over 100 programs across Lockheed Martin. He has over 22 years of experience in systems engineering, obsolescence management, sustainment engineering, supply chain management, and product selection. Mr. Zitkevitz started his career managing large system activations with the Navy before moving to New Jersey and joining Lockheed Martin in 2007. There, he became the obsolescence lead for many in-house programs including Aegis, THAAD Surveillance, LRDR, and CANES. He has a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University.
     


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