We are excited to announce the third Americas-based edition of FOM in Dallas, TX on October 9 & 10. The event will begin with an interactive half-day workshop on the 9th of October with a focus on the internal and external pressures to obsolescence management. The conference on the following day will include eight speakers sharing strategies to build a transparent supply chain.
Track 1: Internal Obstacles to Effective Obsolescence Management
When trying to be more effective in managing our own response to obsolescence management we have to understand the different and sometimes opposing needs that exist within our own organizations and teams. How have YOU overcome the challenges of pragmatism vs principle? What do YOU need to learn from your community?
Track 2: External Challenges to Your Strategic Obsolescence Strategy
As we look for better collaboration, faster service, cheaper prices or “better quality,” how often do we bring our supply chains together to understand the changing and evolving goals of your suppliers and customers? What do YOU need to understand to partner better? What assumptions does YOUR strategy rely on? How can we grow together?
*Schedule is subject to change
|11:30 AM||Arrivals, Lunch, Networking|
|12:30 PM||Opening Address, Welcome, Goals & Kickoff|
|12:45 PM||First Round of Workshops|
|1:30 PM||Break – Refreshments & Networking|
|2:00 PM||Second Round of Workshops|
|2:45 PM||Break – Refreshments & Networking|
|3:00 PM||Third Round of Workshops|
|3:45 PM||Break – Refreshments & Networking|
|4:15 PM||Workshop Report Read-Outs|
|6:00 PM||Reception & Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
8 AM – 5 PM at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas
Supply chains are difficult to manage and understand. When looking for improvements — particularly in challenging and continually changing aspects like obsolescence management we often look to new solutions or to push responsibility to partners … but the most neglected and simplest way to make effective change is to communicate.
This October in Dallas, we’ll hear different perspectives and enjoy open collaboration to enable us to learn together how to Build the Transparent Supply Chain.
FOM 2019 will consist of eight guest speakers from across the industry, unique opportunities for networking and shared learning, and an interactive showcase.
Breakfast & Lunch are provided
*Schedule is subject to change
|8:00 AM||Doors Open – Networking / Exhibitor Showcase|
|8:30 AM||Opening Address|
|9:00 AM||Changing Global Industry Dynamics: The Market Today and in the Future
— Jake Harris, Arrow Electronics
|9:30 AM||What Are You Going to Do With Your Life(cycle)?
— Terry Danzer, ON Semiconductor
|10:00 AM||Networking & Coffee Break / Exhibitor Showcase|
|10:30 AM||Advancements in Technology Bring Chaos in Procurement and Production
— Vern Densler, SiliconExpert
|11:00 AM||Overcoming the Communication Barriers in Your Supply Chain
— Ed Smith, SMTC Corporation
|11:30 AM||Report Read-Out from Workshops|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Break / Exhibitor Showcase|
|1:00 PM||How Well Does Your Supply Chain Understand Your Obsolescence Requirements?
— Billy Joe Stewart, Applied Materials
|1:30 PM||What Does the Future Look Like For the DMSMS Industry?
— Vince Spellane, Lockheed Martin
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||Building the Transparent Supply Chain
— Paul Jarski, John Deere
|2:45 PM||Transparency & Shared Success: Obsolescence is Coming if You Like It or Not. Will You Stand or Fall?
— Marijan Jozic, KLM
|3:15 PM||Networking & Coffee Break / Exhibitor Showcase|
|3:45 PM||Moderated Debate
— All Speakers and moderated by Glenn Bassett
|4:45 PM||Closing Remarks|
|5:00 PM||Event Conclusion|
Meet the Speakers
VP Supplier Marketing and Centralized Engineering
Director of Digital Aerospace and Defense
Chief Executive Officer
Billy Joe Stewart
Staff Project Engineer – System Sustainment Management
Enterprise Electronics Lifecycle Manager
Industrial Development Leader
KLM Engineering & Maintenance
VP, Strategic Business Development
The SAS Institute
Global Director Strategic Customers
and Enterprise Services
Global Director FOM
Thank You to…
The FOM Collection
The Future of Obsolescence (FOM) Collection is a library of resources from past FOM Events and more to help you and your organization manage the challenges that obsolescence in your supply chain can bring. The content you’ll find covers the entire spectrum of obsolescence management from counterfeits to data intelligence powered by experts from across the world and across the industry.