GEB1: Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Management Practices - Henry Livingston

17 Jun 2012
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Abstract: ”Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages(DMSMS) is an increasingly difficult problem for DoD weapon systems because the manufacturing lives of many critical items get shorter while the life cycles of military weapon systems keep increasing. Traditionally, efforts to mitigate the effects of DMSMS have been reactive; that is, the effects are addressed only when they are seen. This reactive approach to DMSMS solutions leads to decisions that put a premium on faster solution paths with attractive short-term gains in order to avoid system inoperability, while ignoring the long-term solution paths that would lead to generic families of solutions or larger-scale solutions with the capability of avoiding future DMSMS issues. In order to solve DMSMS issues with lower overall cost, DMSMS solutions must change from reactive to proactive. The building blocks of effective proactive management of DMSMS are established during the design and development of systems. If systems are designed with the inevitability of DMSMS in mind, early solution paths with large scale solutions can be started at an appropriately early time to enable intelligent choices without the imminent threat of system inoperability. Such generic large-scale solutions and a consensus on where DMSMS threats are most prevalent can be better forecasted by the use of a standard set of DMSMS management practices used by the foremost members of industry.”

Follow the link: http://www.dmea.osd.mil/docs/geb1_paper.pdf

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Dimitra Papadopoulou

Dimitra Papadopoulou is Junior Consultant at ABSC GmbH working within the field of Configuration Management. She graduated with a Magister degree of Management Science and Technology specialized in Management Information Systems, Business Strategy and Human Resources at Athens University of Economics and Business. She successfully practiced and worked in the areas of Telecommunication & Information Systems in Greece and Supply Chain Management in Austria as well as within the European Public Institutions in Brussels. Her current research focuses on Obsolescence Management and Configuration Management including process and strategy implementation in aviation and aerospace businesses.

As an innovative full service system integrator in the fields of engineering services and IT services ABSC GmbH supports many international companies along their development and operation of business processes with complete solutions since over 20 years. ABSC creates customized and innovative obsolescence management concepts and provides competent, reliable and sustainable optimization of processes, projects and infrastructure. ABSC supports 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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