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About COG

Component Obsolescence Group (COG) is a special interest group of like-minded professionals, from all levels of the supply chain and across all industries and relevant Government agencies, concerned with addressing and mitigating the effects of obsolescence.

Come to a first meeting - absolutely free!!. If you work in the military supply chain, medical, oil & gas, automotive, rail, energy generation or space industries managing obsolescence is vital. The COG Group can help you. To apply to attend the next meeting free of charge click here

Latest Newsletter -COG Newsletter June 2014 -The Evolution of Obsolescence Management


The benefits of participating in COG
COG Workshops & Training
COG Conferences
COG Shop - Books, CDs etc
COG in the News

Who are they now?

Have you ever had difficulty in finding a supplier that you used 2-3 years ago?  Well maybe they still exist but with a different name following a merger or purchase, but how do you track them down?

Who are they now?

The COG 'Who are they now?' Database tracks company name changes to assist in your management of obsolescence.

Announcements & Features

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InfoPoint - for questions from non-membersContact Us - For Non-Members.

If you have a question about obsolescence you would like answered the COG InfoPoint is here to help.

COG are members of



The first IIOM Members Meeting

will be held at the MOD Abbey Wood  Bristol

on the 17th February 2015

This meeting will be sponsored by

Astute Electronics

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For more information on this meeting contact


International Institute of Obsolescence Management

Conference & Exhibition

Obsolescence - Everything's Affected; Everyone's Involved

Edinburgh, UK

16 - 18 June 2015

Click here to visit the event website for further information.

Important Information from the COG Chairman Stuart Kelly

COG is changing!

Please read the letter, press release and view the presentation using the links below

Letter available here

Presentation available here

Press Release

IIOM are exhibiting at

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