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end-of-life products and the strategies available to OEMs when their customers want support for an embedded system that is obsolete. Tania is GDCA’s OEM Relationships Director, responsible for coordinating between our partner OEMs, their customers, and our own manufacturing and engineering team in order to provide support for EOL’d embedded boards for customers.
Electronics obsolescence is an issue that plagues every industry and every part of the supply chain in some way. As circuit boards age, their supply chains break down and the resources needed to support them just aren’t reasonably available for OEMs. However, many customers still need these systems, often for much longer than the OEM can conceivably support the product.
That’s where GDCA, Inc. comes in. Our company is highly experienced in legacy product sustainment and offering long-term support solutions in partnership with OEMs.
Improper EOL (end-of-life) methods, such as Last-Time-Buys can result in customer dissatisfaction, making it harder to sell new designs and hurting customer relationships. However, working with a legacy equipment manufacturer allows OEMs to continue to support their customers without having to waste resources that should be used towards new product development.
Tania Scroggie provides information on these, and many other difficulties that OEMs face with electronics obsolescence in her short video series, Tania’s Teachable Discussions. The goal of this series is to describe the challenges of obsolescence management and the different ways that OEMs can successfully overcome these challenges and continue to support their customers.
GDCA, Inc. is a legacy equipment manufacturer authorized by our OEM partners to offer support for embedded legacy products for long-lasting applications. Check out our website to learn more.