Obsolescence Management for Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Items in Conjunction with Electronics

April, 2015
IDA document: D-5483
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Jay Mandelbaum, Christina M. Patterson See more authors
Department of Defense programs have traditionally focused their obsolescence management efforts on electronic items. This presentation will: (1) discuss how obsolescence mechanisms apply to non-electronic items; (2) describe the types of questions and decisions that a program will face in determining when to start and to what extent to apply obsolescence management to non-electronic items in a budget constrained environment; and (3) present a framework for a risk-based approach for identifying which items are of most potential concern.