Is DMSMS a problem for you?
Posted on October 21, 2014 | By Rick Grigalunas | Leave a response
ES Components specializes in supplying microelectronics from diminishing material sources and material shortages (DMSMS). Click here to learn more.
DMSMS is an abbreviation for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages. It’s the loss, or advancing loss of suppliers of items or raw material.
DMSMS or obsolescence are often used mutually. DMSMS is the lack of sources or raw materials. Obsolescence is the lack of availability due to process and design changes. An obsolete product is not needed anymore. DMSMS is motivated by financial needs forcing the technological requirement of an item out of production but not out of use. A typical example where DMSMS would pose a problem would be in the military sector. Losing a supplier because the manufacturer’s discontinues the production of a component that is used in an F-15 fighter jet can cost millions of dollars re-engineer a solution.
Depending on whether there might be an alternate supplier or not, this sistuation could endanger the capability of weapon systems or equipment.
Solutions to DMSMS include item substitutions, using trusted distributors or aftermarket suppliers, or total re-designs and replacement which can be quite costly. Depending on the choice, engineers will have to face other issues. Will the new substitute item work correctly? Will new testing be necessary?
To say the least, DMSMS can be problematic. Is Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages a problem for you?
We specialize in supplying microelectronics from diminishing material sources and material shortages (DMSMS).