11 / 12 April 2019

Applicable Language

The language to be used within the course and according documentation is German. All described performances and deliveries shall be made in English or German.

Course schedule

Day 1

  • Start: 09:00 am
  • End: 05:15 pm

Day 2

  • Start: 08:30 am
  • End: 03:30 pm


The course fee is € 1090, – (plus VAT 19%) per person for 2 days. The following is included in the course fee:

  • Course documents in printed form
  • 2 coffee breaks / day
  • 1 lunch / day
  • Cold drinks throughout the seminar

The General Terms and Conditions apply for events.

In-house Training?

You may also book our seminars as an in-house event in English at any time. For an individual offer call us (+49 (0) 89 997 4080 00) or simply send us an e-mail info (at) am-sys.com.

Obsolescence Management

Do the lifecycles of your systems no longer match the lifecycles of required components and spare parts?
This seminar is intended to provide you with relevant knowledge on problem solving with Obsolescence Management. It introduces participants to the field of Obsolescence Management and supports those with prior knowledge to gain more detailed insights in this field.
This seminar is also a prerequisite for progression to certification Obsolescence Manager “IIOM Associate Grade”.


This two-day seminar workshop examines and demonstrates the origins of obsolescence as well as how to counter the effects with comprehensive – reactive, proactive and strategic – Obsolescence Management.
In addition, the two days of the event leave plenty of room for a range of practical workshops and detailed analyses. Contractual aspects and legal framework conditions
will also be discussed.


Module 1: Introduction

• What does obsolescence mean
• Types and triggers of obsolescence and future outlook

Module 2: Change and Discontinuation Management

• Types/effects of Product Change (PCN) and Product
Discontinuance (PDN) Notices
• Information handling and digitisation of PCNs/PDNs

Module 3: Obsolescence Management (OM)

• Possibilities of comprehensive Obsolescence Management
according to international standards
• Differentiation between OM strategies and OM plans, as well
as their contents

Module 4: Reactive Obsolescence Management

• Significance, areas of application and possible solutions
• Workshop: Development of an interdisciplinary process flow

Module 5: Proactive Obsolescence Management

• Importance as well as costs and savings opportunities
• Training in a robust OM risk analysis process

Module 6: Obsolescence Management Tools

• Automation of processes, evaluations and reports
• Overview of support tools, software and databases

Module 7: Strategic Obsolescence Management

• OM as part of a company-wide strategy from development to
after-sales service
• Reduction of obsolescence throughout the complete product
life cycle, e.g. in contracts

Module 8: Seminar Wash-Up

• Comparison of OM approaches and best practice examples
• Q & A session


Brief trainer impulses, exercises, individual and group work,
discussion and exchange of experiences


MIB, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Björn Bartels, AMSYS GmbH