DMSMS/Parts Obsolescence Symposium Information

You are invited to attend the 2019 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)/Parts Obsolescence Symposium scheduled for December 2-5, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. You may also attend the concurrent Defense Manufacturing Conference at no additional expense (by qualifying as active US Military, Government or current DD2354 on file), giving you access to more technical information for the same travel cost. The expanded Exhibit Hall will include all the leading organizations from both the DMC and DMSMS communities. Agenda, registration, and lodging information will be posted on this website. You can also view links from past Symposiums, access proceedings and see information about prior individuals and teams honored for their management of DMSMS/obsolescence programs. We are looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

A Little More About DMSMS

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issues result from, the loss, or impending loss, of manufacturers or suppliers of items, raw materials, software or parts obsolescence. The Department of Defense (DoD) loses a manufacturer or supplier when that manufacturer or supplier discontinues production and/or support of needed items, raw materials, or software or when the supply of raw material is no longer available. A part is obsolete if it is out-of-date and superseded by something new. While traditionally thought of as applying to electronic items, it is important to be cognizant that a DMSMS/obsolescence issue can arise regarding any item within a system, including software and non-electronic components—materials and structural, mechanical, and electrical (MaSME) items.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are contacted by a third party agent, these agencies have NOT been contracted by Universal Technology Company to represent the DMSMS Symposium. Possible third party solicitations can include but are not limited to: Attendee Lists, Hotel Rooms, Exhibit Booth Materials, etc. Therefore, if you book with a third party, you do so at your own risk.


Below are known unoffical vendors NOT associated with DMSMS offering "unoffical" services they DO NOT have access to. Dealing with these vendors is at your own risk.

  • Access Data B2B Sales - offering attendee lists, custom database
  • Aviva Technologies - offering attendee lists
  • AVR Expos - offering A/V Rental Solutions to exhibitors
  • Expo ProMatrix - offering visitor/attendee lists
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  • TradesWays - offering attendee lists