obsolescence

7 Dec 2018 No Comments

OCMs: How to Offer OEM Customers a Soft Landing from Obsolescence

The state of the electronic component market is always changing, and in recent years soaring demand in certain industries is forcing component manufacturers to shorten the lifecycles of their products. […]
13 Nov 2018 No Comments

A Tale of Two Manufacturers, and the Last Time Buys Between Them

With the current electronic component shortage crisis, the relationships between OEMs and contract manufacturers are of the utmost importance. Continuing to conduct business as usual is no longer an option. […]
12 Nov 2018 No Comments

Healthcare OEMs: A Supply Chain Problem Is Everyone’s Problem

It doesn’t take much to understand that medical equipment is wildly crucial in our world today. But the prolonged lifecycles of this equipment necessitate a need for regular updates and […]
8 Nov 2018 No Comments

Reactive vs. Proactive Obsolescence Management Strategies

While all obsolescence management strategies have the same goal of ensuring the lifecycles of OEM products despite any unforeseeable disruptions, they are not all alike. Now, just because each 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 […]