New Department of Navy DMSMS Management Plan Guidance
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management recently issued new Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Management Plan Guidance. While intended specifically for the Department of the Navy, this excellent new reference offers benefits and insights that the other Services and Defense Agencies potentially could leverage. This is particularly true in assisting DoD Product Support Manager’s (PSM) fulfill their statutory responsibilities outlined in Public Law 113-66, Section 803 “Identification & Replacement of Obsolete Electronic Parts”.
According to this Department of the Navy document:
· “Objective: The objective of this document is to provide guidance for creating and maintaining Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Management Plans where required by policy. This provides an update to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) DMSMS Management Plan Guidance dated April 2005. This guide streamlines the process for creating a plan by providing a series of topics that should be addressed concisely in a DMSMS Management Plan.
· Background: The DMSMS Management Plan is a program’s primary tool to document and implement the DMSMS management process. The purpose of a DMSMS Management plan is to document the results of DMSMS processes and a program’s approach for managing DMSMS. It is not intended to be a DMSMS process or analysis guide. That information is contained in Department of Defense (DoD) SD-22, “DMSMS.” Public Law 113-66, Section 803 requires that a process be developed for the expedited identification and replacement of obsolete electronic parts. SECNAVINST 5000.2 and ASN(RD&A) Memorandum dated 27 January 2005, “DMSMS Management Guidance,” requires the DMSMS Management Plan be developed no later than Milestone B and maintained current. The DMSMS Management Plan should be an active management tool that is used throughout the life cycle of the system, starting in development and continuing through system retirement. The DMSMS Management Plan is a Government program plan, and its development should not be outsourced to an activity that is not an integral part of the Government DMSMS Management Team (DMT).
· Applicability: This guidance is applicable to all Department of the Navy (DON) programs and program phases (i.e., development through sustainment), including non-traditional acquisitions when the item will remain in DoD inventory. The intent of this guidance is to help the Program Manager or Product Support Manager document the key components of their DMSMS Management processes, and leave out any extraneous information that is not specific to the individual program in question. Since programs vary in complexity and scope, this guidance does not require a standard template or specific format; rather, it delineates requirements to be addressed when implementing a DMSMS program.”
Other key references include:
Other key references include: