obsolescence management strategy

18 Oct 2018 No Comments

The Dangerous EOL Assumption Regarding Electronic Components

The EOL designation granted to an electronic component approaching obsolescence used to have a certain meaning to OEMs. It indicated that the component was ending its natural buyer cycle, that […]
16 Oct 2018 No Comments

Don’t Be a Salmon, Embrace Last Time Buys

Salmon are fascinating creatures in that that they are created with an inherent instinct to defy the natural order. In a world where common sense and logic nudge all forms […]
2 Oct 2018 2 Comments

Long-Term Storage of Electronic Components: What Are the Options

The widening lifecycle mismatch between OEM products and the critical electronic inventory used to create them has had a profound effect on the modern supply chain. Where once OEMs could […]
10 Jul 2018 1 Comment

The Key to Surviving Component Shortages: Long-Term Storage

Anyone paying attention to the state of the electronic component marketplace knows that 2018 has seen the most significant industry-wide shortage in over a decade. Lead times for once-commoditized components […]
7 Jun 2018 No Comments

The Upside of the Electronic Component Shortage

With the predictions most analysts had regarding the electronic component shortage continuing through 2018 being right on target, many manufacturers are still struggling to find answers. Lead times for certain […]
29 May 2018 No Comments

In Manufacturing — and in Life — You Need an Obsolescence Management Strategy

For the vast majority of families, the joy of having a newborn is quickly supplanted by anxiety about the future — with the most financially taxing task ahead being funding […]