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Course Overview

This IIOM endorsed training course is designed to provide the delegate with practical and 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 also corporate policies that have been published by major customers such as the UK Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems.

Delivery Options

Classroom Course: 3 Days

On-site: 3 Days

Online Webinar: 6 x Half Day Sessions

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 do offer a One Day Awareness Course. 

Alternatively, if you are interested in obtaining an IIOM Certification, 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 offers a suite of Obsolescence Management training courses that can be delivered in public classroom sessions, privately onsite and online using the Webex Training Platform.

Once you've completed our Practioner Course, you might like to to try your hand at our IIOM Certified Course, to advance your skills to the next level. 

All of our courses have been approved by the International Institute of Obsolscence Management (IIOM) so you can be sure of a quality training experience.

IIOM endorsed Obsolescence management training awareness courses


Classroom Course: £950 + VAT

Online Webinar: £875 + VAT

On-site: Priced on Request

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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
Alternatively, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to request additional information.


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