The Journey from obsolescence management to life cycle sustainment.

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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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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

Do your legacy products spark joy?

By Ethan Plotkin | July 19, 2021

“We have too much stuff,” my wife said six months into the pandemic. We’d done purges before, but they never lasted. Soon afterward, she’d say, “We STILL have too much […]

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Wood Burning as Disposition for End-of-Life Products

By Tania Scroggie | June 19, 2021

Wood Burning as Disposition for End-of-Life Products I live on a ranch in northern California. This winter, we accounted for the dead oak trees and cleared them for the first […]

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The Cost of Ad Hoc Obsolescence Management

By Tania Scroggie | May 6, 2021

The Cost of Ad Hoc Obsolescence Management Original Equipment Manufacturers that approach the support of older or legacy designs as a random eventuality often adopt an ad hoc attitude toward […]

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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 […]

A Strategy for Agility in 2021 – Embedded Computing Design

October 15, 2020
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As GDCA enters the last quarter of our fiscal year, and our third quarter of this pandemic, it’s time for us to start our FY21 planning process. The only thing […]

True cost: Obsolescence can mean millions – Millitary Embedded Systems

September 17, 2020
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Dealing with military users who still want obsolete products is not a new problem for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who make more revenue on the latest products as users migrate […]

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