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

  • Start: 09:00 am
  • 1. break:  10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
  • 2. break : 03:00 pm – 03:30 pm
  • Finish: 05:00 pm


Lectures / Discussions / Case Studies / Group Work / Multiple Choice / Assessments

Additional preparation

It is mandatory to prepare a draft Obsolescence Management Plan (OMP) in advance to the course which is then to be presented. Additional information to follow after registration.

Not mandatory but helpful is some additional preparation as for example background reading (e.g. „Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence“, May 2012, Wiley) and additional research.

Please also bring your relevant questions to the course to have it discussed in groups.

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) 89 324 06 133) or simply send us an e-mail info (at) am-sys.com.

1-day Short Course in Obsolescence Management at IIOM Associate Grade


The International Institute for Obsolescence Management (IIOM) is a nonprofit organization for those who are or are interested in Obsolescence management. The institute addresses professionals around the world who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the obsolescence management discipline and who want to network with a wide range of individuals and organizations in industry, science and government around the world. The German Chapter IIOM is the Component Obsolescence Group (COG) Germany e.V.

Course Overview

This 1-day certified course is an assessment course based on the 2-day AMSYS Obsolescence Management Seminar or similar prerequisites.

The individual assessment of each participant is based on the Obsolescence Management Plan (OMP), which must be prepared in advance and presented during the course, as well as the preparation and presentation of an Obsolescence Management Process (during the course) and a test (during the course) to answer questions and a choice of multiple-choice questions.

The certificate obtained at the end of this course is a qualification for Obsolescence Manager, which proves a very good understanding of the topic. The certification is aimed at engineers, purchasing professionals or people who work in an obsolescence team or as an obsolescence manager. Upon successful completion of the course, the certificate may be used to register as an associate member of the International Institute of Obsolescence Management when joining the organization. With this access, the post nominal letters “AIIOM” may be used after their own name.

Content of the Seminar

Introduction: Comprehensive Obsolescence Management

  • Introduction
  • Explanation of “AIIOM” Benefits
  • “Warm up” to understand the general framework of obsolescence management, future cost of resolving obsolescence issues, the implications of ignoring the obsolescence risk and some practical experience of Obsolescence Management

Assessment 1: The Obsolescence Management Plan

  • Participants need to develop a draft Obsolescence Management Plan (OMP) for a project that they are currently working on. Alternatively participants will be assigned to write an OMP for an example project given by the trainer, but ideally participants should have a real example in mind.
  • The object is to produce a draft that, when eventually completed, will be of real and lasting value to the project.

Assessment 2: Processs Capability Evaluation

  • Participants need to develop and present a draft Obsolescence Management Process for the company they are currently working for. Alternatively participants will be assigned to draft and present a process for an example company given by the trainer, but ideally participants should have a real example in mind.
  • The object is to produce a draft that, when eventually completed, will be of real and lasting value to the company.

Assessment 3: Individial Questions & Multiple Choice Test

  • Participants need to answer several questions (some multiple choice). Preparation material for a successful completion, will be handed over in the AMSYS Obsolescence Management Seminar.
  • The objective is to evaluate the participants on general knowledge in comprehensive obsolescence management.

Wash-Up: Q&A

  • Open points
  • Questions & Answers


In order to participate in this Obsolescence Manager Certified IIOM Associate Grade Certified Course, you must have successfully completed the AMSYS 2-Day Obsolescence Management Seminar or have documented and documented evidence of a documented history of relevant experience and proficiency in comprehensive Obsolescence Management.

Questions and answers about the course

We have created a document with answers to frequently asked questions. Click here to see it. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us at any time.