Place of Performance

TRYP Berlin Mitte
Chausseestr. 33 · 10115 Berlin

In  cooperation with breidenbach + frost

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.

Daily Seminar Schedule

Day 1

  • Start: 09:00 am
  • End: 05:15 pm

Day 2

  • Start: 08:30 am
  • Ende: 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) 89 324 06 133) or simply send us an e-mail info (at) am-sys.com.

2-day Seminar Obsolescence Management

Course Overview

This 2-day seminar is designed to provide the delegates thorough knowledge of obsolescence management. It helps participants to get first insights in the topic of obsolescence management or support advanced in this field to gather more detailed knowledge and to improve it.

The obsolescence management seminar explores the origins of obsolescence and shows the positive impacts of comprehensive – reactive, proactive and strategic – obsolescence management.

In small working groups and workshops, questions are addressed and solutions developed, such as:

  • How to minimize the impact of future obsolescence?
  • What is the risk of ignoring obsolescence?
  • How can you tackle obsolescence in practice?

Furthermore, the seminar will cover obsolescence contract aspects, legislations, international and German standards as well as software tools that are available for comprehensive obsolescence management. We will investigate the main factors of obsolescence and will prepare methods to minimize the resulting costs of obsolescence.

  • Modul 0 – Welcome
    • Introduction of the participants
    • Expectations, Objectives and Agenda
  • Modul 1 – Introduction
    • Meaning of Obsolescence
    • Obsolescence Types and Actuators plus Future Outlook
  • Modul 2 – Change and Discontinuation Management
    • Types/Consequences of Product Change (PCN) and Product Discontinuance (PDN) Notices
    • Handling and Processing of PCN/PDN Information and Digitalization
  • Modul 3 – Obsolescence Management (OM)
    • Opportunities of comprehensive OM according to international Standards
    • Differentiation between OM-Strategies and OM-Plans plus its Contents
  • Modul 4 – Reactive Obsolescence Management
    • Meaning, Area of Applications and Potential Solutions
    • Workshop: Developing an interdisciplinary Process Flow
  • Modul 5 – Proactive Obsolescence Management
    • Meaning plus Cost Evaluation and Cost-Saving Opportunities
    • Training of a resilient OM-Risk Analysis Process
  • Modul 6 – Obsolescence Management Tools
    • Process Automatization, Evaluation and Reporting
    • Overview in supporting Tools, Software and Data Bases with Live-Log-In
  • Modul 7 – Strategic Obsolescence Management
    • OM as corporation-wide Strategy: From Development to After Sales
    • Decrease of Obsolescence along the entire Product Life Cycle, e.g. via Contracts
  • Modul 8 – Seminar Wash-Up
    • Comparison of OM-Approaches and Best-Practice Examples
    • Clarification of open Points and Questions