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The goals of a Parts Management Plan (PMP) program are:
The selection of parts and materials which can withstand the manufacturing environment and robustly perform the needed function for the design life of the product in the use environment
To provide parts and materials cost-effectively whenever needed
Figure 1 describes the flow of a PMP process and identifies the various program tasks to be completed. Each of these tasks must be tailored to meet the specific needs of each system. The RIAC publication "Parts Selection, Application and Control" (Reference1) provides generic guidance in the development of this process.