Critical Thoughts

Do your legacy products spark joy?

By Ethan Plotkin | July 19, 2021

“We have too much stuff,” my wife said six months into the pandemic. We’d done purges before, but they never lasted. Soon afterward, she’d say, “We STILL have too much […]

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Wood Burning as Disposition for End-of-Life Products

By Tania Scroggie | June 19, 2021

Wood Burning as Disposition for End-of-Life Products I live on a ranch in northern California. This winter, we accounted for the dead oak trees and cleared them for the first […]

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The Cost of Ad Hoc Obsolescence Management

By Tania Scroggie | May 6, 2021

The Cost of Ad Hoc Obsolescence Management Original Equipment Manufacturers that approach the support of older or legacy designs as a random eventuality often adopt an ad hoc attitude toward […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions

By Tania Scroggie | April 6, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions Sometimes we think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. These days, it is not difficult to think this when social media allows […]

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Recap: Sustainment Symposium 2020

By GDCA | March 10, 2021

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 […]

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Helping you keep your New Year’s resolution

By Ethan Plotkin | March 8, 2021

I used to be a cigarette smoker. Each New Year I resolved to stop smoking, and I’d stash my “last” half-pack of cigarettes deep inside a dark drawer. Months later, […]

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Interview: Are Obsolescence Management Processes Crucial to Corporate Strategy?

By Tania Scroggie | February 25, 2021

In the following Q&A format, Holger Wussman, chief executive officer for Kontron Electronics, an electronic manufacturer service provider, gave his feedback to Tania Scroggie for the article “Why Obsolescence Management […]

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Risks of Sourcing EOL’d Embedded Boards Outside the OEM

By GDCA | December 15, 2020

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 […]

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Are Obsolescence Management Processes Crucial to Corporate Strategy?

By Tania Scroggie | November 25, 2020

Why Obsolescence Management Processes are Crucial to Support Corporate Strategy Since I began working at GDCA, I have had the opportunity to work closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to […]

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How to Find Discontinued Embedded Boards

By GDCA | November 10, 2020

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 […]

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