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It would be nice to have a place on the DKSP to post summaries of our working group meetings. I frequently get asked for updates and it would be nice to send a link that has more info. The WG site on DAU is restricted.
Is there any more information available on the AMRDEC's MORE tool posted on Sep 17? I was wondering if other DOD agencies would be able to utilize this tool for their DMSMS monitoring. I couldn't find any information on how to get in contact with the program office or how to request access to the tool.
Can we relocate the DKSP homepage from the subset of DAU to stand alone homepage? If not, we should relocate to the subset of GIDEP.
We should be the subset of GIDEP for 2 reasons:
1. The DMSMS topic is more closely related to the GIDEP than DAU.
2. With a link to GIDEP, our exposure, participation, and membeship will increase.
I see a number of contracts only referencing DMS but very few using DMSMS. DMS is used so muchthat there are many people who are unaware of the term (DMSMS). The DMSMS Guidebook (SD-22) 05-16-2017 only mentions DMS a few times in Example 12, 13 and 18. While DMSMS is mentioned several 100 times throughout the guidebook. But I cannot find a comparison of the terms. It is my opinion that the use of DMS in many of these contracts does not completely cover the intended work effort.
What is the correct usage?
With DoD system life cycles longer than technology life cycles, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issues are inevitable. DoD cannot afford to be reactive in this area – reactive DMSMS management may lead to schedule delays, decreased readiness and higher cost.
To mitigate DMSMS, leadership involvement and adequate resources are needed. The return on investment from these resources can be substantial because proactive actions and application of resources will lengthen the window of opportunity to take corrective action and allow for a larger number of low-cost options (plus associated improvements in cost effectiveness).
For More information visit the SD-22 Guidebook page in the DAU Tools Catalogue.
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DMSMS Featured in October/December issue of the Defense Standardization Program Journal March 12, 2018
In case you hadn't seen it already, the October-December 2017 issue of the Defense Standardization Program Journal is dedicated to the topic of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS). No system or program is immune from DMSMS issues; they are inevitable. They
In the News - AMRDEC’s MORE Tool Improves DMSMS ResponseSeptember 07, 2017 The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC) Obsolescence Engineering team has created a system called the Multifunctional Obsolescence Resolution Environment tool-database (MORE). MORE is a government-owned engineering analytical obsolescence and DMSMS
DMSMS Featured in July/August Edition of Defense ATL MagazineSeptember 01, 2017 Please check out the artices article: Cross-Service Collaboration Yields Efficiencies for Diminishing Resources Authors: Jay Mandelbaum, Tina M. Patterson, Chris Radford, Allen S. Alcorn and William F. Conroy III As you know, our purpose is to facilitate the implemen