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DMSMS

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages

DMSMS is defined by the Department of Defense (DoD) as the "...loss or impending loss of the last known manufacturer or supplier of raw material, production parts, or repair parts," and by industry as the "...loss or impending loss of the original manufacturer or supplier of raw material, production parts or repair parts." An obsolete device is part of a larger system that is no longer manufactured by the original manufacturer. DMSMS management is a multidisciplinary process to identify issues resulting from obsolescence, loss of manufacturing sources, or material shortages; to access the potential for a negative impacts to readiness; to analyze potential mitigation strategies; and then to implement the most cost-effective strategy.
Department of Defense - http://www.dsp.dla.mil/APP_UIL/displayPage.aspx?action=content&accounttype=displayHTML&contentid=56