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Abstract Submission Aug 4
Abstract Notification Sept 5
Final Presentation Submitted Nov 10
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Parts Management

The DoD Parts Management Program is an integral part of the acquisition process for design, development, modification and sustainment of weapons systems and equipment. An effective parts management program provides the ultimate user, the warfighter, better solutions that can be measured through the desired performance-based criteria of operational availability, operational reliability, and cost per unit usage, logistics footprint and logistics response time as well as payback in terms of reduced total ownership costs.

Parts Management focuses on selecting the best parts at the design phase of an acquisition program, as well as managing parts-specific issues throughout the program lifecycle, under an overarching Systems Engineering umbrella. Parts are the building blocks from which systems are created and, as such, greatly impact hardware performance and readiness. The reliability, maintainability, and supportability of the end item are dependent upon these parts. Today’s acquisition environment is characterized by rapid design evolution, increased use of commercial part types, global supply chain partners, and DMSMS issues. The need for programs and contractors to have an effective Parts Management Program is greater than ever before.

This track will provide a forum for individuals to discuss processes, methods, Best Practices, lessons learned, case studies, and success stories related to Parts Management concepts.  Presentations are welcomed from any individual with experience using systems engineering concepts to ensure long-term system supportability. 

Possible topics include but are not be limited to:

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