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Document ID:   SD-22       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages
Scope:  A Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issue is the loss, or impending loss, of manufacturers or suppliers of items, or raw materials, or software. 1 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. This can be caused by many factors—such as low-volume market demand, new or evolving science or technology, detection limits, toxicity values, and regulations related to chemicals and materials—that significantly affect the DoD supply chain and industrial base. Another aspect of DMSMS is when an item, although still available commercially, no longer functions as intended because of hardware, software, and/or requirements changes to the system. This is often referred to as functional obsolescence. Any of these situations may endanger an ongoing production capability and/or the life-cycle support of a weapon system or any training, support, or test equipment already in the field. 2 Ultimately, DMSMS issues affect materiel readiness and operational availability, which, in turn, affect both combat operations and safety.
Status:  Active Document Date:  01-JAN-2016      
  Next Review Due:  30-DEC-2020
STDZ Doc Category:   Standardization Directory  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program
Coordination:  Limited  
Other Custodian:  SO   Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  

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