• Recap: Sustainment Symposium 2020

    Recap: Sustainment Symposium 2020

    The team here at GDCA has always looked forward to attending the DMSMS conference each December as a capstone to the year. It was a magical time when DMSMS wonks obsessed with DMSMS solutions and obsolescence management were no longer relegated to a corner of the exhibit hall. We were front and center, and questions of how to innovate and advance the work […]

  • Risks of Sourcing EOL’d Embedded Boards Outside the OEM

    Risks of Sourcing EOL’d Embedded Boards Outside the OEM

    There are a variety of issues to be faced when your embedded boards have reached end of life (EOL) or been discontinued by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Without a proactive plan in place, these issues threaten timelines and budgets and, even more importantly, jeopardize quality and add risk. Time and False Hope Although sourcing […]

  • How to Find Discontinued Embedded Boards

    How to Find Discontinued Embedded Boards

    The inevitable has finally arrived. An embedded board in your application has been discontinued by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Your company needs a critical embedded board, and revenue depends on timely delivery. But the OEM cannot build additional boards for you and the franchised suppliers don’t have any inventory left. What can you do? Predictably, […]

  • What is a Second Source of Supply?

    What is a Second Source of Supply?

    Working with a second source of supply is a favorable alternative in obsolescence management. Sanctioned by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with original IP, a second source of supply rebuilds and maintains the supply chain of prime contractors, supporting primes and their customers. New sources of supply can predict and resolve obsolescence issues before they […]

  • How to Effectively Prune Your Embedded Product Portfolio

    How to Effectively Prune Your Embedded Product Portfolio

    In embedded computing, product pruning is the selective removal of certain products that no longer contribute to the health and growth of a company. Product families that are generating little or no profit for the company because of production complications, small market share, and/or outdated function can harm an embedded computer manufacturer’s bottom line. The […]

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