Critical Thoughts

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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What is a Second Source of Supply?

By GDCA | October 12, 2020

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 […]

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How to Effectively Prune Your Embedded Product Portfolio

By Tania Scroggie | July 8, 2020

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 […]

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Now’s the Time for Electronics OEMs to Shape Their Futures

By Ethan Plotkin | May 12, 2020

In view of the COVID-19 disruption and anticipated aftermath in the embedded electronics industry, computer board OEMs face an existential challenge right now: How do they best allocate their resources […]

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