October 09 - 10, 2019 // DALLAS, TX

FOM 2019 Americas

Building the Transparent Supply Chain

Thank you for joining us! Building the Transparent Supply Chain – OCTOBER 9 – 10, 2019, DALLAS, TX

Thank you for joining us! Building the Transparent Supply Chain – OCTOBER 9 – 10, 2019, DALLAS, TX

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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.


Wednesday, October 9

People talking
11am – 5pm

Workshop at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas and will consist of two tracks with a report read-out at the conclusion.

6pm – 10pm

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?


Thursday, October 10

8am – 5pm

Conference at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas

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.

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.

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 provided

Event Schedule

Meet the Speakers

Jake Harris

VP Supplier Marketing and Centralized Engineering
Arrow Electronics

Terry Danzer

Director of Digital Aerospace and Defense
ON Semiconductor

Vernon Densler

Senior Product

Edward Smith

President and
Chief Executive Officer
SMTC Corporation

Vincent Spellane

Staff Project Engineer – System Sustainment Management
Lockheed Martin

Paul Jarski

Enterprise Electronics Lifecycle Manager
John Deere

Marijan Jozic

Industrial Development Leader
KLM Engineering & Maintenance

Glenn Bassett

Client Executive, Strategic Accounts
The SAS Institute

Bobby Ireland

Global Director

Rob Picken

Global Director FOM

Event Sponsors

Future of Obsolescence (FOM) Resources


Future of Obsolescence (FOM) Resources

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.

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