Detailed Study - Management above the Piece Part Level

18 Jun 2012
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Obsolescence of products occurs due to future part innovation especially in areas where technology develops rapidly. Today, innovation cycles in all areas, from the smallest daily objects up to complex electronic circuits, are significantly faster than in the past.

On the other end of the supply chain, the majority of industrial systems have to have long term duration and high reliability. For manufacturers of these systems it is immensely relevant to identify the requirements to produce and support durable long life systems, while those consist of different sub-systems, components and assemblies. To achieve this goal, long field life systems should be managed and analyzed above the single piece part level, for example through:

  • Forecasts of product life cycles of own products
  • Analysis of “Design Refresh Planning Optimization“ through appropriate tools (Porter Model for Refresh Planning, MOCA Refresh Planning Model, Material Risk Index (MRI) Model)
  • Evaluation of hardware-software independence

These methodologies guide designers through the definition of requirements and assist in the identification of attributes of the relevant subsets of processes which must be considered. In addition, these types of studies lead the designer through an evaluation of an own design considering both technical and economic viability.

The result of a detailed study above the piece part level measures the Key Performance Indicators “Breakeven Point” and “Derived Target-Actual-Costs” including:

  • Illustration of existing problems
  • Operation recommendations:
    • When should a “Design Refresh“ be conducted
    • Which obsolete system components are to be removed for which specific “Design Refresh“
    • Which non-obsolete system components are to be replaced by “Design Refresh“

 

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Bjoern Bartels

Bjoern Bartels is a senior consultant and obsolescence management competence lead at ABSC and Managing Director of AMSYS. He has a masters degree in international business and a German diploma in industrial engineering and business management. He has been working with comprehensive obsolescence management practices and methods for several years. He successfully developed, implemented and managed reactive, proactive and strategic obsolescence management systems within companies. In addition, he is the head author of the publication "Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence", a joint work with the CALCE Engineering Institute of the University of Maryland. 

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