GDCA Newsletter

June 2020



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Letter from the CEO

Winning the Battle but Losing the War

Napoleon’s defeat at the hands of the Russian coalition was preceded by his capture of Moscow in 1812. Although that victory seemed decisive for him at the time, the cost of holding a captured city in the face of broken supply lines was crippling. Many embedded computing original equipment manufacturers (OEM) routinely trigger this scenario when they issue a last time buy (LTB)...


Critical Thought

The Win-Lose Dilemma

All people face personal dilemmas during their lifetimes. Corporations, made up of people, face a fair number of professional dilemmas as well. Companies that produce embedded computer products are aware of the issues surrounding component obsolescence...


Critical Thought
Featured Podcast

How to EOL a product | Tania's Teachable Moments

Innovation is Not Enough. This video covers how to EOL a product and keep customers happy.

Tania Scroggie is a embedded legacy expert at GDCA in Livermore, CA.


On the Road (Upcoming Appearances)

Our bags are packed and ready to go! After two years of postponements, GDCA is excited to be back on the road again. We can’t wait to see you all in person and continue to create meaningful relationships around the proactive sustainment of embedded products.

Announcement and Committee

GDCA and SAE have made joint efforts to establish a new track committee for the 2022 AeroTech conference (March 15–22) in Pasadena on supply chain, obsolescence, and sustainment.

If you want to share your knowledge and experience on the subject, we are looking for speakers and white papers on the following subjects:

  • Supply chain resilience
  • Obsolescence management/end of life (EOL)
  • Sustainment of platforms, systems, and programs
  • Product life cycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP)

We also welcome volunteers who would like to be part of the technical committee or review technical papers. For more information, please reach out to or visit

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