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Course Overview

This IIOM endorsed training course is designed to provide the delegate with practical knowledge of Obsolescence Management and how to apply it to projects. The course explores the origins of obsolescence and what continues to drive the need for managing obsolescence risk. We will also look at the relevant International, NATO and British Standards and the corporate policies that have been published by major organisations such as the UK Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems.

Delivery Options

Open Public Classroom Course: 3 Days

On-site: 3 Days

Virtual Classroom: 3 Days

Is this course for me?

The course 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. 

For those looking to simply obtain an overview of Obsolescence Management, we offer a One Day Awareness Course or check out our e-Learning Introduction to Obsolescence Management.

Alternatively, if you are interested in obtaining an International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) Certificate, check out our Obsolescence Management IIOM Certificate Course.

Course Outline

The course will show how to understand the future cost of resolving obsolescence issues, the implications of ignoring the obsolescence risk and will also give practical experience of Obsolescence Management. We will look in detail at the elements of an Obsolescence Management Strategy and an Obsolescence Management Plan using workshops and syndicate exercises. Other subjects covered include contractual issues, legislation and what tools are available. We will cover the main factors that affect obsolescence risk and the methods of mitigating this risk and resolving obsolescence issues.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Obsolescence Management
  • Obsolescence Management Policy, Strategy and Planning
  • Obsolescence Contracting
  • Obsolescence Risk
  • Obsolescence Resolutions & Mitigations
  • Obsolescence Management within the Design Process
  • Obsolescence Management Tools
  • OM Cost Modelling                            
  • Obsolescence Management & Counterfeits
  • Impact of Legislation on Obsolescence
  • Software Obsolescence
  • Measuring Performance of an OM Capability
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • The Role of an Obsolescence Manager
  • Cascading Obsolescence Management Down the Supply Chain
  • Developing an Obsolescence Management Plan


Course Locations:

Allan Webb’s Public Courses are delivered at the Delta by Marriott, Cheltenham Chase,
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PB.

If required, and where student numbers justify doing so, the course can be tailored to a specific organisation or industry (whilst retaining all the core elements) and conducted at an individual company’s premises.

Online Classroom
Our online courses are hosted using our Webex Training Platform.

Post Course Progression:

Allan Webb can provide short courses on specialised Obsolescence subjects such as Counterfeit awareness on site or online.

If you wish to become an Associate Member of the International Institute of Obsolescence Managers (AIIOM) you will first need to complete the IIOM Certificate Course and associated assessments before making your own application to join or upgrade your existing membership of IIOM.

Allan Webb are endorsed International Institute of Obsolescence Management trainers.

IIOM endorsed Obsolescence management training awareness courses


Open Public Classroom Course: £950 + VAT

Virtual Classroom: £875 + VAT

On-site: Priced on Request

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Upcoming Courses

Date: 29th - 31st March 2022

          21st - 23rd June 2022

          6th - 8th September 2022

          29th - 1st December 2022

Location: Delta by Marriott, Cheltenham Chase.

Bespoke Courses

Allan Webb also offers bespoke courses to meet the needs of our clients. If our public course offerings are not quite what you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. From mixing and matching modules from existing courses, to arranging on-site or in-house sessions for large groups on a convenient date, Allan Webb works with our clients to ensure that they get the experience that works for them.
Contact: Ruth Warner, Head of Learning, on +44 1453 824581 or
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