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

electronics obsolescence

Just because you have the TDP doesn’t mean you can build the board

By GDCA | February 20, 2024

Recently, one of the ways in which we’ve seen end-use customers try to combat electronics obsolescence is by getting the technical data (TDP) of the required  circuit board from the […]

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The New Kids on the Supply Chain Block

By GDCA | January 12, 2024

Electronics obsolescence causes far bigger shockwaves across supply chains than most people realize. The domino effect typically starts with the discontinuation of a component on the circuit board, and then […]

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Legacy Expert

Tania’s Teachable Discussions

By GDCA | December 26, 2023

A new video series for OEMs on the EOL cycle Legacy Expert Tania Scroggie of GDCA, Inc. presents a new series of short videos about end-of-life products and the strategies […]

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Continuing a valuable partnership: GDCA Inc. and SMART Embedded Computing extend agreement to provide support for legacy embedded products

November 3, 2023
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LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GDCA Inc., a California-based company that specializes in equipment manufacturing of legacy-embedded computer equipment, announced the extension of its manufacturing license deal with SMART Embedded Computing, a supplier […]

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 […]

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