Critical Thoughts

How to Source Discontinued Embedded Boards

By GDCA | September 1, 2023
Discontinued Embedded Boards

Finding embedded circuit boards after the OEM has discontinued them can be challenging, especially if the board is several years old. However, there are several comprehensive steps that you can […]

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You Get What You Pay For

By GDCA | August 2, 2023
ITAR compliant

The value of working with an ITAR compliant company ITAR or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, is a vital set of regulations that control the export and import of […]

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The Value of a Sustainment Options Report (SOR)

By GDCA | June 12, 2023
sustainment options report

The Value of a Sustainment Options Report (SOR) GDCA is the leading industry provider of legacy manufacturing and obsolescence management services. We build new sources of supply for discontinued or […]

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Pre-Stocking is not your only option

By GDCA | June 12, 2023

Using an Obsolescence Management Tool to Support a Wider Sustainment Solution Obsolescence is inevitable. All parts, systems, and boards will eventually become obsolete, and for vital systems requiring life cycles […]

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Ask an Expert

By GDCA | May 8, 2023
Youtube series

GDCA presents a brand new YouTube series Recently, members of the GDCA team sat down to answer many common questions that they’ve been asked during their years working in GDCA […]

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What is Long-Term Availability for Embedded Boards?

By GDCA | April 27, 2023
Long-Term Availability

If you’ve been around obsolescence management before, then you most likely understand what this phrase means and its importance in legacy equipment manufacturing. However, if you’re new to the scene […]

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The Human Factor: When losing older workers leads to obsolescence

By GDCA | April 10, 2023
Obsolescence Management services

Ask anyone who drives an older car.    As the system ages, it develops its own quirks. You have to jiggle the shifter in park to get the keys out […]

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New Source of Supply vs. Second Source of Supply 

By GDCA | March 23, 2023
Second Source of Supply

When a new source of supply isn’t enough   All machines, and the parts that make them up, have a lifespan. Even software compatibility and certifications need to be considered when […]

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Natural Energy of Operations | Letter From The CEO

By Ethan Plotkin | November 16, 2022
Natural Energy

It’s that time of year again: annual operating planning. Hooray! Jokes aside, successful planning relies on how well everyone understands the leadership team’s vision and their role in making the […]

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Analysis Paralysis

By GDCA | November 16, 2022
Analysis paralysis

It is easy to understand the multiple pressures OEMs feel at the end of a product’s lifecycle when there is still customer demand. For customers who need more support for […]

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