The Journey from obsolescence management to life cycle sustainment.
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.
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.
New Source of Supply vs. Second Source of Supply
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 […]Read More
Natural Energy of Operations | Letter From The CEO
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
When ‘Just-in-Time’ Is Just Too Late: A New Approach to Managing Production
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
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
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 […]