Accession Number : ADA606525


Title :   Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages: A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program


Descriptive Note : Handbook


Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA DEFENSE STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM OFFICE


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a606525.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 156


Abstract : A Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issue is the loss, or impending loss, of manufacturers or suppliers of items, or raw materials, or software. The Department of Defense (DoD) loses a manufacturer or supplier when that manufacturer or supplier discontinues production of needed components or raw materials, or the supply of raw material is no longer available. This can be caused by many factors such as low-volume market demand, new or evolving science or technology, detection limits, toxicity values, and regulations related to chemicals and materials that significantly affect the DoD supply chain and industrial base. This situation may cause shortages that endanger an ongoing production capability and/or the life-cycle support of a weapon system or any training, support, or test equipment already in the field.1 No system or program is immune from DMSMS issues. They affect short- and long-lived systems; reparables and consumables; space-based, air-based, ground-based, and sea-based equipment (including support and test equipment); and so on. DMSMS issues are not confined to piece parts or devices; obsolescence may occur at the part, module, component, equipment, or system level. DMSMS issues are also not limited to defense-unique items; commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items represent a significant obsolescence problem, because such items are most susceptible to market forces. Historically, DMSMS management has been most closely associated with electronics. This is no longer the case. DMSMS managers are now equally concerned with materials, non-electronics items, and software. Ultimately, DMSMS issues affect materiel readiness and operational availability, which, in turn, affect both combat operations and safety. 2 This standardization document, which replaces the September 2010 version of SD-22, is intended primarily for the DMSMS practitioner community.


Descriptors :   *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *OBSOLESCENCE , *SOURCES , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , GROUND BASED , HANDBOOKS , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , MANUFACTURING , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , OPERATIONAL READINESS , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , SHORTAGES , TEST EQUIPMENT , TOXICITY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE