Obsolescence Considerations for Materials in the Lower Sub-Tiers of the Supply Chain

April, 2015
IDA document: D-5485
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Jay Mandelbaum, Christina M. Patterson See more authors
Programs are generally unaware of risks for a material obsolescence lurking within the supply chain and by the time that the issue impacts an item, precious time may have been lost. This presentation will discuss several steps that a program can take to: (1) identify critical materials of concern; (2) involve all stakeholders in the subject; (3) locate information on the critical material(s) in question; and (4) apply the information collected to improve the obsolescence risk determination.