Obsolescence Management has been an integral part of the support strategy for long term assets for many years in industries such as Defence and Aerospace, Energy and Rail. Interest is now growing in other sectors such as automation, medical, automotive and consumer technology. The driving force for this mindset change reflects a changing attitude to the environment, value, cost and longevity.

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM), from its roots in obsolescence management of electronic and other components, now supports manufacturers, service providers, and obsolescence practitioners from different industrial sectors, has four Chapters covering Germany, India, United Kingdom and USA, and has corporate and individual members located worldwide.

Chapter members meet regularly to discuss best practice and standards, work together to resolve issues, and learn from each other on topics such as counterfeit avoidance, complex environmental legislation, commercial factors & economic actions that impact strategic supply chains

The topical subjects of the circular economy and sustainability have increased the interest in this aspect of engineering and manufacturing policy and strategy. Obsolescence Management is a global issue and IIOM is leading the way with standards development and best practice.

We encourage you to attend IIOM’s Online International conference on 19 May 2021. The conference theme is “Obsolescence Management – the Key to Sustainability”, with nine presentations covering technical, commercial, and strategic subjects from the perspective of different sectors.

The conference theme highlights the positive role that good obsolescence management, guided by the international standard IEC 62402:2019, can play in ensuring that systems and products can be sustained for their planned design life cycle, and not subject to high support costs leading to early withdrawal from service due to obsolescence. Attendees will learn from industry experts and will hear case studies, research activities, solution provider services, obsolescence management strategy and best practice.

This will be the largest dedicated international Obsolescence Management conference being held anywhere in the world in 2021!

The programme for the day has been arranged to allow delegates from Asia, Europe, and the Americas to participate despite time difference; delegates will be able to network with speakers and other delegates, and meet the exhibitors in the virtual exhibition area, as well as attending the presentations. By partnering with a leading event supplier, IIOM aims to deliver a high-quality online conference experience meeting the needs of sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates alike.  

The speakers come from five different countries and IIOM is expecting exhibitors and attendees from more than fifteen countries; all presentations and conference material will be in English. IIOM has lined up a programme of expert speakers coming from industry (Alstom, BP, Rolls-Royce), public sector (US DoD), solution providers (D+D+M GmbH, Rochester Electronics & Winslow Adaptics) and academia (Madrid University and Institut Francais de l’Obsolescence.

Speakers will cover wide ranging topics.

  • David Saul from BP will discuss how difficult it is to use reliability predictions.
  • Teri-Ann Winslow of Winslow Adaptics will explain how hidden costs affect sustainability and through life cost.
  • Ken Greenwood of Rochester Electronics will describe a case study where a re-engineered part saved a customer significant requalification cost.
  • Luciano Lustosa de Siquiera from Alstom will show you how to implement Obsolescence Management plans within your supply chain.
  • Liam Wright from Rolls Royce will explain how obsolescence management is changing in the age of the Circular economy.
  • Wolfgang Heinbach from D+D+M GmbH will present how to use life cycle simulation to enhance the obsolescence strategies you choose.
  • Dr Mark Zolghadri from Institut Francais de L’Obsolescence will discuss how the obsolescence.

discipline is developing within France.

  • Three speakers from Madrid University will present their research on how the latest revision of the international standard IEC62402:2019 is being actioned within industry.
  • Robin Brown from the US DOD will present a proactive lifecycle approach to strategic parts and material management.

During planned breaks, you will be able to visit exhibition stands and talk to exhibitors via video, and some exhibitors may schedule short presentations during the breaks. You will also be able to chat with presenters and other conference attendees.

To develop your career in obsolescence management,

IIOM has accredited training providers able to deliver in-person and online training courses on obsolescence management and is working with the Engineering Council and IET to introduce professional registration for obsolescence management practitioners. IIOM professional development will cover all levels of obsolescence management experience, from technician to director level.

To register for the Conference please use this link: http://bit.ly/39YdAzm