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Strategic Parts and DMSMS Management - Part 1 & 2

Instructors: Ms Robin Brown, OSD and Mr Dave Greinke, LMI and Mr Tracy Daubenspeck, NAVSEA


Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Part I (1:00-2:30 PM) - Course Objectives

In today’s acquisition environment, characterized by complex and rapidly changing designs, increased risk for DoD weapon systems and equipment acquisition contracts due to an increase in the use of commercial part types, offshore manufacture of parts, diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS), counterfeit parts, and the use of lead-free electronic parts, the need for contractors to have an effective parts management program and plan is greater than ever before. An effective parts management program is an integral part of the acquisition process for design, development, modification and support of weapons systems and equipment. Parts are the building blocks from which systems are created and, as such, greatly impact hardware dependability and readiness. Parts Management focuses on selecting the best parts at the design phase of an acquisition program under an overarching Systems Engineering umbrella. These parts will provide the ultimate user, the Warfighter, returns that can be measured through the desired performance-based criteria of operational availability, operational reliability, cost per unit usage, logistics footprint and logistics response time as well as payback in terms of total ownership costs. This Introduction to Parts Management presentation will provide the tools necessary for any government and industry manager to take a pragmatic approach towards parts management in order to support the warfighting customer. The guidance offered in this overview is tailored to offer a perspective of actions necessary to enable effective parts management in a weapons system throughout the lifecycle.



Part II (2:45-4:30 PM) - Course Objectives

SD-22 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages: A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program is the definitive Department of Defense guide for managing the impacts of obsolescence and other causes of material shortages. This 90 minute class will dive into the major sections of SD-22 and help the participants get a thorough understanding of DMSMS management as discussed in the guidebook and will be better equipped to establish and operate a robust DMSMS program and resolve DMSMS issues.



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