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The PSMC is chartered by the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) to advise in the development of  procedures and guidance related to parts management. Our goal is to establish parts management best practices across DoD to increase weapon system operational availability and reduce life-cycle costs. The committee provides a forum to influence and support parts management reengineering and standardization through commonality and expertise.

The PSMC promotes effective parts management through information sharing between government and industry organizations. Government and industry participants are as follows:

Government Participants

  • Defense Standardization Program Office
  • OSD Systems Engineering
  • Military Departments
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Federal Aviation Agency
  • Government-Industry Data Exchange Program
  • Missile Defense Agency

Industry & Part Data Participants

  • Applied DNA Sciences
  • BAE Systems
  • B/E Aerospace
  • Boeing
  • Convergence Data
  • DfR Solutions
  • ECC Corp
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Honeywell
  • IDA
  • IHS
  • Inventory Locator Svc
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lansdale
  • LMI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Semiconductor
  • NCI Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PARTsolutions LLC
  • Raytheon
  • Rochester
  • SAE International
  • Sandia National Labs
  • SiliconExpert Technologies
  • SMT
  • TechnoLINK
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • XSB

The PSMC offers a standing forum for DoD and industry communication and collaboration to promote and enable effective parts management in support of the war fighter. We achieve this by:

  • promoting the benefits of parts management,
  • reducing life-cycle costs by promoting part and process commonality,
  • advocating commercial and industrial part standardization,
  • promoting parts management education and training,
  • developing parts management tools,
  • assisting in developing cost-effective parts management programs,
  • mitigating the impact of obsolescence

Partnering with the PSMC can give your organization insight into the latest practices in parts management. The PSMC offers:

  • development of parts management procedures and documentation,
  • a forum for discussing the latest changes in acquisition initiatives and practices,
  • networking at all levels of government and industry,
  • innovative tools that assist in the development and maintenance of a parts management program.

The PSMC focuses on the following efforts:

  • Reengineering DoD parts managemen
  • Recommending DoD parts management procedures
  • Restoring parts management as an engineering discipline
  • Providing parts management tools
  • Recommending process improvements
  • Developing case studies
  • Collaborating with the DMSMS community

Parts management focuses on part selection during weapon system design, part application, obsolescence mitigation, and standardization. The benefits include:

  • reduced system life-cycle costs,
  • enhanced system supportability,
  • improved quality and reliability,
  • improved readiness,
  • better interoperability,
  • reduced logistics footprint,
  • lower documentation costs,
  • decreased part and supplier qualifications,
  • reduced inventory costs,¬†
  • enhanced economy of scale through larger volume buys

Meeting dates and locations

  • Biannual, fall and spring
  • Alternate between East and West Coasts

PSMC Subcommittees

  • Systems Engineering, Procedures, Contracting, and Education
  • Counterfeit Parts and Risk Mitigation
  • Parts Management Tools and Data
  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • Implementation and Marketing
  • Charter


  • Parties interested in joining the committee as participants or advisory industry parts management experts may request an invitation from the PSMC chairperson.