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ob·so·les·cence

(ob'sō-les'ens),
Falling into disuse; denoting abolition of a function.
[L. obsolesco, to grow out of use]

obsolescence

[ob′səles′əns]
Etymology: L, obsolescere, to decay
1 a falling into disuse because of age or loss of function.
2 a state of being useless.
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The Navy has four major DMSMS initiatives--Rapid Retargeting, Obsolescence Mitigation Management, DMSMS Metrics Tracking and the Navy Obsolescence Management Working Group.
NAVAIR Obsolescence Management Team Technical Lead Chris Radford says: "The MORE library when combined with the AMRDEC team provides a service and capability that no one else in the industry provides.
Obsolescence management is primarily a tool for reducing or avoiding downstream costs, rather than generating immediate savings.
Collaborating across the embedded supply chain, GDCA has developed the tools and systems to turn the costs and hardships of obsolescence management into an easily manageable business activity.
The V-22 program office's OMT is guided by an obsolescence management plan that establishes a proactive process for predicting, identifying, and controlling obsolescence impacts that affect the program from conceptual design through retirement.
Product lifecycle management (plm), Pads (parts and drawing system) and obsolescence management.
Instead, each player is left facing inward -- focusing on solutions from their own particular positions in the supply chain: labs look for test solutions, distributors look to offer for proof of authenticity, researchers look for newer and more exotic authentication methods, and obsolescence management focuses on data integration and sourcing.
At the same time, there's increased product availability, reliability, technology insertion, and obsolescence management at a lower total cost to the fleet customer and the Navy.
The Government is committed to continuing appropriate investments in the Collins class, including priority capability enhancements, obsolescence management and fleet sustainment.
Collaborating across the embedded supply chain, GDCA develops innovative solutions for supporting legacy systems, effectively turning the costs and hardships of obsolescence management into an easily manageable business activity.