The Military and Aerospace Industry
As product lifecycles are stretched to their limits, managing obsolescence is a fact of life in today’s business. It can no longer be ignored.
Federal acquisition reform, counterfeit parts proliferation and DoD standards- combined with adopted commercial industry standards, and pressures created by the economic realities of our time, have all worked together to create a problem whose complexity is only matched by its scope.
The critical needs of customers seem to contradict the mundane reality that you must individually negotiate the reliable, high quality supply of critical components on the open market. While the relentless demand for newer/faster technology drives on, market forces typically result in end-of-life (EOL) notices, especially in the world of COTS electronic components.
As governments look to reduce public spending, funding for Last-Time-Buys is increasingly being challenged.
Having an obsolescence management strategy firmly in place is quickly becoming a prerequisite for supplier selection.
The Challenge of DMSMS and Long Term Support
The speed and regularity at which COTS obsolescence is occurring is startling but not unexpected. OEMs and end users alike feel the constraining effects that DMSMS issues continue to create. This intense pressure creates an imperative to develop proactive solutions that will address these inevitable supply problems.
In their challenge to produce successful bids, more and more manufacturers are seeing requirements for “Product Life-Cycle management” and “Total Life-Cycle Systems management”.
This is only one of the reasons why leaders in the Military and Aerospace industry have continued to rely on GDCA year after year.
Solutions for the Defense Industry
GDCA has grown and developed as both a manufacturer and service provider by understanding the full impact of obsolescence and DMSMS on our defense manufacturing customers- and on the wider Military and Aerospace industry.
As a result, GDCA can help you stretch your investment in defense applications without the need to upgrade, revise software or re-qualify before you (and your customers) are ready.