Simms is an active member of IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management) and we will be exhibiting at the IIOM annual conference from 20-22 June in Bristol. The theme for 2017 “Overcoming Obsolescence Management Challenges in a Globally Developing Profession” delegates will hear from a line up of world class speakers who will cover a wide variety of obsolescence topics from a range of companies and industries. To view the programme and to register for the event click on the image below (external link)
IIOM is a knowledge sharing, networking and professional body for those involved or interested in, Obsolescence Management. The Institute is for professionals worldwide who are dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding of the Obsolescence Management discipline and who wish to network with a wide group of companies from a global membership. The relentless pace of innovation and globalisation continues across the supply chain, from electronic components to complete systems, and is increasingly in conflict with the challenge of climate change and the need to reduce our consumption of resources. For long life cycle assets the discipline of Obsolescence Management is showing how the life cycle cost of such assets can be reduced by better management of obsolescence risk from cradle to grave – from conception to final recycling. Owners of high cost assets, whether mobile or firmly fixed to the ground, are increasingly looking to transfer some or all of the obsolescence risk to manufacturers and service providers, and the winning businesses will be those who successfully adapt their business models.
The International Institute of Obsolescence Management, from its roots in obsolescence management of electronic and other components, now supports manufacturers, service providers and obsolescence practitioners from across industry.