The Journey from obsolescence management to life cycle sustainment.

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Proactive management in all phases of a life cycle is crucial to avoid costly component replacements, ensure critical weapons system readiness, and reduce risks to warfighters.

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When it is understood that traditional obsolescence management itself often starts too late in a program’s life cycle, we see the need to address ongoing risk from a different angle.

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Critical Thoughts

Discontinued Embedded Boards

How to Source Discontinued Embedded Boards

By GDCA | September 1, 2023

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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ITAR compliant

You Get What You Pay For

By GDCA | August 2, 2023

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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sustainment options report

The Value of a Sustainment Options Report (SOR)

By GDCA | June 12, 2023

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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When ‘Just-in-Time’ Is Just Too Late: A New Approach to Managing Production

November 3, 2022
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Until the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, just-in-time (JIT) inventory management strategy was considered to be among the most reliable business models for manufacturing everything from cell phones to […]

After the Funeral: Re-issuing Critical Products after EOL

February 7, 2022
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What do you do if a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) product is at the end of its lifecycle and you aren’t ready? What do you do if the SBC […]

Viewpoint: Why obsolescence management processes are crucial to corporate strategy – Electronic Product Design & Test

February 1, 2021
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Legacy equipment & COTS obsolescence management expert, GDCA works closely with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to better understand & deal with the impact of low-performing older designs. Working with teams […]


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