ARINC Specialists Will Lead Sessions at 2011 DMSMS & Standardization Conference
Annapolis-ARINC Engineering Services, LLC will send three recognized experts in U.S. Department of Defense supply chain management to provide instruction and chair several sessions at the 2011 DMSMS & Standardization Conference, scheduled Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Hollywood, FL.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Annapolis—ARINC Engineering Services, LLC will send three recognized experts in U.S. Department of Defense supply chain management to provide instruction and chair several sessions at the 2011 DMSMS & Standardization Conference, scheduled Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Hollywood, FL.
The discipline of DMSMS—Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Materials Shortages—seeks to combat the effects of obsolescence on modern and legacy systems such as military weapons, vehicles, and aircraft. The annual Conference focuses on improved policies and tools to optimize Warfighter materiel readiness, such as value engineering, counterfeit parts detection, and total life cycle management. ARINC actively supports programs to manage obsolescence and has been a leader in the field since 1983.
Charles "Chuck" Marshall, ARINC Manager, Supply Chain Management, will conduct the traditional Monday Training session on August 29, "DMSMS Essentials for Newcomers," on behalf of the Defense Logistics Agency ( DLA ) Land and Maritime DMSMS Office.
Marshall has provided introductory training annually at the Conference since 2005. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award by the Department of Defense DMSMS Working Group for his work.
Marshall will also chair two sessions: "DMSMS Data Management Practices," on Tuesday Aug. 30, and "DLA—30 Years of DMSMS Management Experience," on Wednesday Aug. 31.
William Shaw, ARINC Senior Principal Engineer, Supply Chain Management, will present an overview of his project to develop a “Universal Ontology of DMSMS Solutions Types,” sponsored by the Defense Standardization Program Office.
An ontology is a set of carefully defined concepts for use in shared understanding and consistent communication within a discipline. The lack of a common ontology for the discipline of DMSMS has long been recognized as a deficiency, allowing one DMSMS solution action to have several names, or one name to have several meanings among DoD Services, Agencies and individual weapons program offices. Mr. Shaw will also moderate two other technical sessions at the Conference.
Ms. Robin Brown, ARINC Manager, Life Cycle Engineering, will present “20 Key Components of a Successful DMSMS Program,” on Wednesday Aug 31. She will share her wealth of knowledge in working with the majority of NAVAIR Program Offices in setting up their DMSMS Management Programs and many lessons learned from those experiences. Brown will also chair and moderate the session “Systems Engineering: Parts Management and DMSMS Program Strategy,” on Tuesday Aug. 30.
For further information on the 2011 DMSMS & Standardization Conference, visit the web site at www.dmsms2011.com.
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