Obsolescence – A Journey Through Railway Time

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07 November 2019 18:00 - 20:30
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Obsolescence – A Journey Through Railway Time

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) was set up in 2015 to advance the science and practice of obsolescence management, and to recognise professional competence of obsolescence management practitioners. It has chapters in the UK, Germany, USA and India, and held its 3rd conference in London in June 2019. Its origins are in the Component Obsolescence Group (COG) that first met in 1997 to address the growing problem of obsolescence in long-life cycle industries such as aerospace, defence and rail.


The presentation will use the timeline of railway history to introduce and explain obsolescence management, showing how the short life-cycle of electronic components driven by consumer markets makes sustaining of railway systems increasingly difficult. The presentation will also use examples from other industries to show what happens when obsolescence and design change is not correctly managed, and to show that it is not just electronic components that cause obsolescence issues.

Venue: UCLAN Greenbank Building Lecture Theatre, marked as GR on Preston_City_Campus_Map _ GR - Greenbank Building

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Stuart Broadbent, is a Mechanical Engineer and Obsolescence Director for Alstom, Vice Chair of IIOM UK Chapter, and a member of the board of IIOM.


University of Central Lancashire (GBLT)
Greenbank Building
Victoria Street
United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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