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Introducing the Obsolescence Management Academy


Through Life Support Ltd (TLS) has created the Obsolescence Management Academy (OMA) to develop and deliver all of its Obsolescence Management training. The intention is to develop the OMA as the centre of excellence for Obsolescence Management training, keeping abreast of emerging developments and ensuring that the training content accurately reflects the needs of Obsolescence Management practitioners.

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) has announced the detail of the first phase of its Continual Professional Development (CPD) initiative, and the OMA are pleased to announce that they have been appointed as ‘endorsed trainers’ for the Associate level training.

Consequently, the OMA are pleased to announce their next two Obsolescence Management Training Courses:

Three Day Practitioner Course – 30th October to 1st November 2017, Bristol, UK

This course is designed to provide the delegate with an in depth knowledge of Obsolescence Management.

It is designed for those who are about to embark on an Obsolescence Management strategy, or those who require more detailed information on what an Obsolescence Manager needs to know and what duties they should be performing.


IIOM Certificate in Obsolescence Management (IIOM Associate Grade) – 30th October to 2nd November 2017, Bristol, UK

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) Certificate training course is based upon the IIOM Framework which provides the context for education, training and experience requirements at each grade of IIOM membership. This 4-day IIOM authorised course is designed for those who are looking to attain Associate IIOM (AIIOM) level.


Which Course is right for you?

The above courses will run concurrently.

If a delegate does not require an endorsed IIOM Certificate, they should attend the three-day course.

A certificate of attendance will be issued by the OMA as evidence of the three-day course completion.

For those who are embarking on professional development under the IIOM scheme, an additional fourth day is required.  On this fourth day, the delegate will undertake additional training modules, take an exam and embark upon a project that requires to be completed and delivered after the course.

Upon successful completion of all four days (with associated exam and project), the delegate will receive an IIOM Certificate at Associate Grade.

We hope you find the above training courses of interest to you. Please feel free to contact us at should you wish to discuss any aspect of these courses in more detail or visit the following websites:


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Railtex 2017


Allan Webb Limited will be exhibiting at Railtex at the Birmingham NEC on 9th – 11th May 2017. Railtex is the all-encompassing showcase for technological innovations across the entire rail supply market. It delivers something for everyone involved in any aspect of rail and provides visitors with innovative products and services, educational sessions, industry updates and new contacts.

Members of the Allan Webb team will be on Stand F02 to discuss services such as Technical Documentation, Obsolescence Management and Inventory Optimisation.


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Allan Webb to Exhibit at DPRTE 2017


Allan Webb will be exhibiting on Stand 86 at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2017. Hosted at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in March, DPRTE provides both buyers and suppliers engaged throughout the defence acquisition supply chain with an invaluable opportunity to enhance knowledge, share best practice and showcase innovation.

Members of the Allan Webb team will be available to discuss services including Technical Documentation, Data Quality, Procurement and Integrated Logistic Support.
Also on the stand will be members of TLS, Allan Webb’s dedicated Obsolescence Management business unit.

DPRTE 2017 takes place on the 28th March. Come and see us at Stand 86, or to arrange a meeting with Allan Webb while we’re there, please contact us at

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Defence Secretary Hosted by Allan Webb Limited


Allan Webb Ltd and BMT Defence Services Ltd were delighted to welcome The Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon to their office in Barrow-in-Furness. During the visit the Secretary of State met members of the team and discussed the various projects that are being worked on and delivered by them in support of both in-service units and new build programmes.

The Barrow office focuses predominantly on producing and maintaining specialist Technical Documentation for the Royal Navy, but also undertakes similar tasks for the wider MOD and also the commercial sector.

Both companies also demonstrated significant innovations aligned with work they are undertaking in support of in-service and future capabilities across Land, Sea and Air for UK MOD; as well as ongoing investment and development in the North West, including the Technical Author Apprenticeship Scheme underway in conjunction with Furness College.

Managing Director Steve Rigsby said: ‘We are exceptionally pleased to have been visited by Sir Michael Fallon and to have had the chance to demonstrate our impact on the North West and the hard work of the Allan Webb and BMT teams. We recognise the importance of investing in the North West and are committed to developing a sustainable future in the region.
Furthermore, the synergies between the two companies have enabled significant collaboration on contracts that we are demonstrating to run effectively and efficiently whilst bringing significant innovation for the customers.”

Allan Webb Ltd have been providing Technical Documentation, Inventory Optimisation and Supportability Solutions to UK MOD and Industry for over 60 years.

BMT Defence Services Ltd delivers independent complex engineering and design capabilities for UK and international defence customers.

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World Codification Forum 2017 Gold Sponsors


Allan Webb are pleased to announce Gold Sponsorship of the World Codification Forum to be held in Melbourne on 23rd to 25th May 2017.

As the continued leading UK provider of NATO Codification services, AW will be demonstrating utilisation and expertise in the NATO Codification system with Managing Director, Steve Rigsby giving a speech on recent projects, innovation and particularly how Allan Webb use codification as the basis for Data Cleansing and Mapping and the outcomes this has achieved.

Ian Smith, with over 17 years’ experience in NATO Codification will be providing a workshop on Data Mapping as well as building on Steve’s speech. This will be valuable to anyone looking to improve on data integrity and efficiency or to gain an understanding of what exactly makes ‘good data’ and effective system linkages.

Also in attendance and providing a workshop will be Stuart Kelly, the Managing Director of ‘Through Life Support’, Allan Webb’s specialist Obsolescence Management business unit. Stuart has been providing Obsolescence Management support around the world for over 30 years and is currently President of the International Institute of Obsolescence Management and is a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University. In addition to this, Stuart has most recently spent several years as the UK MOD Subject Matter Expert and Policy owner for Obsolescence Management, for which he received commendations and awards for his development of this discipline.

There will be some other friendly faces in the audience and around the exhibition hall also. Allan Webb have worked closely with the Czech Republic based AURA on several projects, most notably having recently partnered with them to deliver training on their MC CATALOGUE Codification software as part of their successful contract with the Australian NCB. One of our partners from the recent Indonesian Power codification project, ESG, will also be attending the event as an exhibitor.
Managing Director, Steve Rigsby said: ‘We are delighted to be part of this years’ event, and as Gold Sponsors we look forward to demonstrating our capabilities in codification that we have been developing and optimising since the start of the business in 1960. The NATO Codification System is the basis of much of the work that we do and we have been successful in providing accurate data services and promoting a good practice and healthy, accurate data that customers can have confidence in.’

The theme of this year’s event is “Connecting Global Logistics through Technology”, a theme that is at the heart of Allan Webb’s core business and provides added value in all of the services the company offer. Allan Webb has been providing codification services for over 50 years and has received praise for high standards in quality and efficiency providing vital support to programmes worldwide across a number of industries.

The Forum will host delegates from 63 countries and concentrate on improving the quality of supplier data, greater interconnectivity between all partners, opportunity for suppliers and consumers and ultimately better material identification by those involved in the Logistics Chain.

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