FOM2019 Americas


Building the Transparent Supply Chain
OCTOBER 9 – 10, 2019 • DALLAS, TX
Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas

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.



11 AM – 5 PM, Workshop at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas
and will consist of two tracks with a report read-out at the conclusion.
6 PM – 10 PM, Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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?

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Workshop Schedule
*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
4:45 PM Close
6:00 PM Reception & Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
(transportation provided)




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


Conference Schedule
*Schedule is subject to change

8:15 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  People, Process, and Tools – Have We Forgotten the People?
 — 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
1:30 PM What Does the Future Look Like For the DMSMS Industry?
— Vince Spellane, Lockheed Martin
2:00 PM Building the Transparent Supply Chain
— Paul Jarski, John Deere
2:30 PM Transparency & Shared Success: Obsolescence is Coming if You Like It or Not. Will You Stand or Fall?
 — Marijan Jozic, KLM
3:00 PM Networking & Coffee Break / Exhibitor Showcase
3:30 PM Panel Discussion
 — All Speakers and moderated by Glenn Bassett
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Event Conclusion


Meet the Speakers

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Jake Harris

VP Supplier Marketing and Centralized Engineering
Arrow Electronics

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Terry Danzer

Director of Digital Aerospace and Defense
ON Semiconductor

Vernon Densler

Senior Product

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Edward Smith

President and
Chief Executive Officer
SMTC Corporation

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Vincent Spellane

Staff Project Engineer – System Sustainment Management
Lockheed Martin

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Paul Jarski

Enterprise Electronics Lifecycle Manager
John Deere

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Marijan Jozic

Industrial Development Leader
KLM Engineering & Maintenance

Glenn Bassett

Glenn Bassett


Client Executive, Strategic Accounts
The SAS Institute

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Bobby Ireland

(Opening Address)

Global Director

Rob Picken

Rob Picken

(Opening Address)

Global Director FOM

Thank You to…
Our Sponsors

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.