International VDI Workshop - Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable

Automation & digitization of cranes

The international VDI Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable Workshop will show you how to deal with obsolescence and how to prevent impending production downtime that comes as a result of altered and discontinued products and spare parts, as well as those that are no longer available. This workshop is aimed at spare part manufacturers as well their customers. You will find out about the possibilities presented by life cycle management, which can almost entirely prevent obsolescence through proactive planning, as well as how obsolescence management can reduce impacts to an acceptable level if the inevitable happens.

Plan, control and manage obsolescence

Obsolescence is unavoidable. Because there will come a time for every product or spare part when it will no longer be available. Obsolescence often comes unexpectedly and too late to take the appropriate countermeasures. This applies in particular to electronic products with ever-shorter life cycles. The VDI Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable Workshop will show, which methods and tools are available to the users of products and spare parts that are at risk of obsolescence, to minimize facility standstill and the associated high costs.

On top of that, you’ll learn about standards, norms and management methods as well as best practice, to help you plan product life cycles, predict the end of a product’s life and how to manage obsolescence both reactively and proactively. This workshop will give you field-tested advice and suggestions on how to implement obsolescence management in your company and supply chain – for a reasonable outlay and in a manageable timeframe.


Also visit the International VDI Conference "Automation & Digitization of Cranes" on the two days prior to the workshop and secure yourself a discounted combination price.

Content of the workshop

The international VDI Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable Workshop will cover the following topics, amongst others:

  • Obsolescence – definitions, norms and terms
  • The effects of obsolescence – costs and risks
  • The fundamentals of obsolescence managements
  • The importance of product alteration notification – for suppliers and customers
  • Life cycle management and life cycle status
  • Implementation of obsolescence management


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

Who should take part in this workshop?

The international VDI Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable Workshop is aimed at professionals and management in the following areas:

  • Purchasing
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Senior Management

Secure your ticket now

You’d like to know how to manage the obsolescence of spare parts or products to reduce negative effects on your company’s processes to an absolute minimum? You’d like to find out how to implement life cycle management, which can almost entirely reduce obsolescence? Then book your ticket for the VDI Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable Workshop now.

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