Lecture: Comprehensive Obsolescence Management - 21th September 2012 in Dresden at the 20th FED Conference

17 Jun 2012
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Invitation to an „FED - Fachverband für Design, Leiterplatten- und Baugruppenfertigung“ lecture in German on Friday, 21th September 2012, 8:15 at the 20th FED Conference at the Maritime Hotel and International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany.

The FED - professional association for design, PCB manufacturing and assembly - is a partner for all involved in development and production of electronics. This includes the entire value chain, from circuit design over printed circuit board design to the finished electronic system.

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Driven by rapid technological changes, new components are developed and launched on the market with increasing speed. The result is a dramatic change in production methods of all components and their market availability. A growing industry sector is facing issues where life cycles of products no longer fit together with life cycles of required components. This issue is known as obsolescence, the status given to a part when it is no longer available from its original manufacturer. The problem of obsolescence is most prevalent for electronics technology, wherein the procurement lifetimes for microelectronic parts are often significantly shorter than the manufacturing and support life cycles for the products that use the parts. However, obsolescence extends beyond electronic components to other items, such as materials, textiles, and mechanical parts. In addition, obsolescence has been shown to appear for software, specifications, standards, processes, and soft resources, such as human skills. Participants of this lecture will learn that it is highly important to implement and operate an active management of obsolescence to mitigate and avoid extreme costs. The focus will be on comprehensive obsolescence management methods, such as reactive, proactive and strategic management.

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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. 

We create customized and innovative obsolescence management concepts and provides competent, reliable and sustainable optimization of processes, projects and infrastructure. We support businesses as long-term partner for the definition and implementation of customer specific complete obsolescence management solutions and round off their range of services with specific seminars and events.

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