Critical Thoughts

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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5 Actions Teams Must Implement Into Their COVID Response Right Now

By Ethan Plotkin | May 12, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the industry landscape in ways we are still trying to understand, and companies must respond—or be left in the dust. Although change is never easy, often the […]

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A Letter from the CEO – Blinded by the Top Line

By Ethan Plotkin | November 1, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard the phase, “You get what you measure.” This is the reason we set up performance reports that reflect the things we want to achieve.  After all, if […]

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True Cost – An Introduction to Lifecycle Optimization

By GDCA | October 25, 2019

For embedded board OEMs, Lifecycle Optimization and your electronics product portfolio are an important part of profit and loss considerations when determining your business objectives. Aging products’ impact on ROI […]

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Letter from the CEO – What the Customer Wants is Trust

By GDCA | July 22, 2019

What’s the difference between a customer/supplier relationship and a partnership? In a word: Trust. Sometimes it seems as if no one trusts anyone anymore, and it’s easy to see why. […]

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Why We Do It—GDCA’s Values and Legacy Embedded Systems

By GDCA | June 27, 2019

When it comes to proactive obsolescence management, no company is more trusted than GDCA in maintaining legacy embedded systems. Our core values combined with our commitment to our employees, our […]

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How do you fulfill long-term demand for a system when you don’t have a long-term support contract?

By GDCA | May 15, 2019

Often, having a maintenance contract misleads Application OEMs and Prime Contractors into a false sense of long-term protection. When Primes are not privy to an accurate assessment of a system’s […]

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Don’t Let Your Old Designs Drag You Down

By Ethan Plotkin | March 25, 2019

Business leaders don’t like process exceptions, because they’re inefficient and require a lot of special intervention to resolve. They also don’t like to discontinue old product designs that still have […]

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