Critical Thoughts

DNA tagging: A post production anti-counterfeit solution?

By GDCA | January 9, 2013

No matter what your opinion; DNA tagging is currently one of the top methods being discussed to ensure component authentication.  The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) even issued a Request for […]

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Cutting Electronic Waste out of the Counterfeit Supply Chain

By GDCA | December 3, 2012

According to the EPA, although electronic waste (or sometimes known as “e-waste”) is less than 10% of the current solid waste stream, it is growing 2-3 times faster than any […]

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DMSMS 2012 – Sustaining an Integrated Supply Chain

By GDCA | November 7, 2012

After our evacuation from New Orleans, we wrote about the part that collaboration played in our experiences. While we focused on how the collaboration mostly focused on safely addressing an […]

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DMSMS 2012 – Evacuation from Hurricane Isaac and Collaboration in Action

By GDCA | October 24, 2012

Proactive obsolescence management can often be an adventure.  I like to think of it as a cross-industry supply chain game of chess.  On one side, you have legacy experts like […]

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The Human Factor: When losing older workers leads to obsolescence

By GDCA | October 10, 2012

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 of […]

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What do vintage cars and embedded boards have in common?

By GDCA | September 26, 2012

They both get harder to maintain as they get older, and if you don’t plan for obsolescence, they can both fail. It’s common sense.  As things get older, they become […]

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Legacy and NI Week 2012

By GDCA | September 12, 2012

When people think of “legacy”, they often think of what is being passed along or left to the future.  We believe a business’ legacy is the lasting mark they make […]

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Obsolescence and why you can’t always just make more.

By GDCA | August 22, 2012

When I first began my work with GDCA one of the questions I had was “Why is dealing with obsolete components not just about making more parts?” As I have […]

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No one wants to be left with EOL overstock

By GDCA | August 8, 2012

On one of the blogs I read, someone commented: “If you’re concerned about counterfeits in obsolete components… don’t worry about to-be-discontinued components — just design them in, and buy what […]

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Does Innovation = Forced Obsolescence?

By GDCA | July 25, 2012

Is there a downside to new technology innovation? We all love and encourage innovation, but what is the hidden cost? Critical embedded applications in the Defense and Medical industry are […]

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