CMCA(UK) is delighted to report that it has been awarded a contract by the Tobacco Manufacturers Alliance to develop a cross-industry benchmark for the management of obsolescence. The Tobacco Manufacturers Obsolescence Management Standard will be developed over the coming months before being formally introduced by the Alliance in the third quarter of 2013. Speaking at the inaugural workshop held in Hannover on 6th June, Darren Topley, Obsolescence Strategy Advisor at CMCA(UK), announced;
This is an exciting opportunity to assist the world’s leading tobacco manufacturers in developing and establishing an Obsolescence Management standard for adoption across the industry, allowing the stakeholders to acquire essential obsolescence knowledge and achieve greater control of related costs. The desire of the tobacco manufacturers to introduce a standardised obsolescence management framework and their willingness to collaborate on common processes will ultimately lead to greater obsolescence transparency and reduced through life costs across the tobacco industry.