‘We make sure your systems never become obsolete’
With approximately 22,000 components discontinued annually, obsolescence is a significant cost driver and can impact on equipment or products at all stages of the acquisition process. 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.
Allan Webb has joined with Through Life Support Ltd (TLS) and created a strategic partnership to deliver a solution to this problem.
“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.”
– Steven Rigsby, Managing Director.
Allan Webb’s Obsolescence Management Services will provide:
– Detailed analysis and cleansing of your BoM to its optimum level.
– Detail analysis of stock levels, consumption and failure rates.
– Development of project specific Obsolescence Management plans.
– Risk assessment of the probability, impact and cost to your business of potential obsolescence issues.
– Creation of a prioritised risk register.
– Most cost effective method of resolving current risk, based on whole life support.
– Monitoring of identified risk, both internally and throughout your supply chain.
– All outputs will be fully compliant with IEC 62402:2007, BE EN62402:2007, Def Stan 00-600, UK MoD and US DoD.
– NATO Codification System: accurate cataloguing of Items of Supply for Fit, Form and Function, and the availability of manufacturers and suppliers.
– Spares Optimisation Service: a platform specific, customer owned database, detailing configuration management down to component level, capturing component instances across all variations of the platform.
Obsolescence Analysis, Mitigation & Resolution Service:
– A cost-effective, bespoke Obsolescence Management service and tool to help manage parts to minimise the obsolescence impact on equipment.
Obsolescence Management Solutions
– A class leading, web-enabled database accessing more than 100 million parts, this tool can deliver significant savings by efficiently resolving difficult obsolescence issues. The service covers all parts, including electronic, electrical, mechanical and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) assemblies.
Benefits of Obsolescence Management
A high quality Obsolescence Management plan will enable:
– Early warning of component discontinuance and the impact on the project.
– Improved decision making to mitigate investment for long term reliability and avoid costly delays.
– Gathering of key information data when it is available, not when the risk occurs.
– Reduction of engineering resources applied to ‘firefighting’ refit and maintenance challenges.
– Reduction of through life costs, with an increase of through life support.
Obsolescence Management Training
We are committed to developing and delivering education and best practice in Obsolescence Management. We offer both awareness and in-depth training courses that can be delivered at your premises, or you can attend one of our regular training courses, delivered throughout the year.
One Day Awareness Course – The aim of this course is to introduce the topic, explain what Obsolescence is, what drives Obsolescence, what Obsolescence Management is, the impact of Obsolescence and why you should proactively manage the Obsolescence risk to your equipment or products. This course is designed as an introduction for those who require a greater appreciation of the topic.
Three Day Practitioner Course – This is an in-depth practitioner training course, designed for those who require more detailed information on what an Obsolescence Manager needs to know and what duties they should be performing. We will look in detail at all of the elements of an Obsolescence Management Plan, in addition to contractual issues, legislation, tools and all of the main factors of assessing, mitigating and resolving Obsolescence risk.
To find out more about how Allan Webb’s services could benefit you, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01453 824581, or for more information on Through Life Support, visit their website here.
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