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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Ask an Expert

By GDCA | May 8, 2023

GDCA presents a brand new YouTube series Recently, members of the GDCA team sat down to answer many common questions that they’ve been asked during their years working in GDCA […]

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Long-Term Availability

What is Long-Term Availability for Embedded Boards?

By GDCA | April 27, 2023

If you’ve been around obsolescence management before, then you most likely understand what this phrase means and its importance in legacy equipment manufacturing. However, if you’re new to the scene […]

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Obsolescence Management services

The Human Factor: When losing older workers leads to obsolescence

By GDCA | April 10, 2023

Ask anyone who drives an older car.    As the system ages, it develops its own quirks. You have to jiggle the shifter in park to get the keys out […]

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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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