Delegates at the Component Obsolescence Group (COG) members meeting, held in October at the RNLI College, Poole, were briefed on the new joint venture between the two heavyweights of the industry, Allan Webb Ltd and Through Life Support Ltd (TLS).
With approximately 22,000 components discontinued annually worldwide, according to industry sources and Government agencies, obsolescence is a significant cost driver and can impact equipment, systems or products at all stages of the acquisition process and through life. Early identification of obsolescence risk allows a wider range of options to be considered and consequently reduces the actual cost of resolution and through life costs.
As Steven Rigsby, MD of Allan Webb, explains: “We are delighted to be working with TLS in what is the perfect partnership. Allan Webb brings to the table vast experience in the Bill of Material (BOM) Data Cleansing requirement and TLS complement that perfectly, with huge experience in Obsolescence Management. This partnership allows our customers to truly have, at their fingertips, a one stop shop for the full spectrum of requirements in Through Life Support for their equipment. Allan Webb has always had an excellent reputation for NATO Codification and Data Cleansing services. With the addition of TLS, we will now be able to provide all the support required to set up and deliver an Obsolescence Management framework, comprising of policy, plans, processes, tools and contractual guidance, in addition to comprehensive training programmes.”
Stuart Kelly, Managing Director of TLS, added: “The COG member conference was the perfect place to launch this joint partnership. We very much look forward to bringing our considerable skill sets to bear on all industries’ inventory management needs and we sincerely believe that this partnership will help the UK stay at the forefront of Obsolescence Management.”
To find out more about how this new partnership could help increase the life of your products and systems, contact Lorraine Biggs at Allan Webb: LB@allanwebb.co.ukby