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

Second Source of Supply

New Source of Supply vs. Second Source of Supply 

By GDCA | March 23, 2023

When a new source of supply isn’t enough   All machines, and the parts that make them up, have a lifespan. Even software compatibility and certifications need to be considered when […]

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Natural Energy

Natural Energy of Operations | Letter From The CEO

By Ethan Plotkin | November 16, 2022

It’s that time of year again: annual operating planning. Hooray! Jokes aside, successful planning relies on how well everyone understands the leadership team’s vision and their role in making the […]

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Analysis paralysis

Analysis Paralysis

By GDCA | November 16, 2022

It is easy to understand the multiple pressures OEMs feel at the end of a product’s lifecycle when there is still customer demand. For customers who need more support for […]

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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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