3.1 Acquisition activity (AA). The Government office or agency that is responsible for acquisition the military system or equipment. For non-Government users, references to government or acquisition activity should be interpreted as referring to that non-government customer.
3.2 As-built parts list. A listing of all parts actually used in a military system or equipment design. Alternate parts, as defined herein, may be used without listing when the controlling part number is on the as-built parts list.
3.3 As-designed parts list. A listing of all parts used in the design of the military system or equipment. In contracts not requiring a production unit, the as-designed parts list becomes the as-built parts list.
3.4 Corporate baseline. A listing of parts approved by a corporation for use in equipment design application. The contractor creates and maintains this listing.
3.5 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS). The eminent loss or potential loss of the last known manufacturer of supplier of raw materials, production parts, or repair parts.
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This handbook provides guidance for implementing an effective Parts Management Program (PMP) on Department of Defense (DoD), industry and commercial acquisitions. The guidance in this document supports acquisition strategies and systems engineering practices of DoD 5000.2-R. This document provides performance-based parts management process guidance which is intended to be adapted to individual program needs and which provides appropriate latitude for innovative approaches and design solutions by the contractors. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply.
The objectives of a PMP are to reduce total cost of ownership and increase logistics readiness, and are achieve through:
a. Promoting interoperability.
b. Enhancing the interchangeability, reliability, and availability of parts.
c. Minimizing diminishing source impacts and parts obsolescence.
d. Assisting in meeting end item performance.
e. Assisting with parts selection and qualification procedures.
f. Becoming compatible with the business environment and trends.
g. Minimizing the proliferation of parts and drawings through standardization.