publication . Article . 2012

Obsolescence Risk Assessment Process Best Practice

F J Romero Rojo; R Roy; S Kelly;
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  • Published: 28 May 2012
  • Publisher: Institute of Physics (IoP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A component becomes obsolete when it is no longer available from the original manufacturer to the original specification. In long-lifecycle projects, obsolescence has become a major problem as it prevents the maintenance of the system. This is the reason why obsolescence management is now an essential part of the product support activities in sectors such as defence, aerospace, nuclear and railway; where systems need to be supported for several decades. The obsolescence risk assessment for the Bill of Materials is a paramount activity in order to manage obsolescence proactively and cost-effectively. This is the reason why it was necessary to undertake a benchmar...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering, business.industry, business, Obsolescence, Operations management, Risk analysis (engineering), Benchmarking, Best practice, Operational impact, Risk assessment, Bill of materials, Christian ministry, Aerospace
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