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

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Organization: OSD
Publication Date: 1 May 2022
Status: active
Page Count: 335
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SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE

This guidebook provides best practices for implementing an effective DMSMS management program throughout the entire life cycle of a system. All systems are susceptible to DMSMS issues. A DMSMS issue is the loss, or impending loss, of manufacturers or suppliers of items, raw materials, or software.3 The DoD loses a manufacturer or supplier when that manufacturer or supplier discontinues production and/or support of needed items, raw materials, or software or when the supply of raw material is no longer available.

DMSMS issues affect materiel readiness and operational availability, which, in turn, affect both combat operations and safety. A robust risk-based DMSMS management program, using practices outlined in this guidebook, can minimize the negative impacts of DMSMS on program costs, schedule, and system performance-and ultimately warfighter readiness and lethality.

Consequently, robust risk-based DMSMS management is needed. DMSMS management is a multidisciplinary process to identify issues resulting from obsolescence,4 loss of manufacturing sources, or material shortages; to assess the potential for negative impacts on schedule and/or readiness; to analyze potential mitigation strategies; and then to implement the most cost-effective strategy.

This guidebook replaces the January 2016 version, and is intended primarily for the DMSMS management practitioner community. However, successful DMSMS management benefits others. Therefore, program office managers (PMs), engineers, life-cycle logisticians (including supply chain managers, inventory managers, and maintainers) and their associated policymakers are also part of the intended audience.

The purpose of this document is as follows:

• Create awareness of the extent and impact of DMSMS issues on DoD systems;

• Provide best practices to PMs for implementing a robust, risk-based DMSMS management process, and building a cost-effective DMSMS management program;

• Encourage DMSMS resilience by using a modular, open system design approach along with other supportability-related design considerations in conjunction with part selection procedures that choose items with significant time left in their life cycle and with viable replacement options whenever possible in order to reduce the likelihood that a design will experience near-term DMSMS issues and increase the probability of a quick recovery when issues do occur;

• Define DMSMS support metrics to measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment (ROI) of a robust DMSMS management program;

• Promote affordable and efficient program office5 support through rapid and cost-effective DMSMS management best practices and resolutions that take into account equipment life cycles, technology changes, and planned obsolescence; and

• Promote the exercise of best practices to address obsolescence risks throughout the life cycle.

3 The term "software" encompasses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), custom, or any combination thereof of firmware, middleware, wrappers, gateways, firewalls, application programs, and operating systems.

4 The term "obsolescence" is similar, yet different, from DMSMS from a dictionary perspective. The differences are small-DMSMS encompasses 1) items that are not obsolete but where there are shortages and 2) obsolete items that are out of production and there is demand. Because there is no difference between DMSMS management and obsolescence management from a process perspective, both terms are used interchangeably throughout this document with a distinction being made only where needed for clarity. For more information on the relationship between obsolescence and DMSMS, see Appendix A.

5 In general, DMSMS management is performed by organizations which include acquisition program offices and other organizations responsible for performing DMSMS management activities in support of those program offices. The general terminology used is: DMSMS management performing organization. This document uses the term program office throughout to imply all types of DMSMS management performing organizations.

Document History

SD-22
May 1, 2022
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE This guidebook provides best practices for implementing an effective DMSMS management program throughout the entire life cycle of a system. All systems are susceptible to DMSMS...
September 1, 2010
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages
INTRODUCTION Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS), the loss of sources of items or material, surfaces when a source announces the actual or impending discontinuation of a...
November 1, 2006
DIMINISHING MANUFACTURING SOURCES AND MATERIAL SHORTAGES (DMSMS) GUIDEBOOK
INTRODUCTION There are three goals for developing the DOD DMSMS Guidebook: • To define a proactive DMSMS management process that can be used by a Program Manager (PM) to build an effective DMSMS...

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