By Bjoern Bartels

Provide chains for digital items are basically pushed by means of shopper electronics. each year new cellphones, pcs and gaming consoles are brought, riding the continuing applicability of Moore's legislations. The semiconductor production is very dynamic and releases new, greater and less expensive items day-to-day. yet what occurs to long-field lifestyles items like airplanes or ships, which want an analogous elements for many years? How do digital and in addition non-electronic platforms that have to be synthetic and supported of a long time be capable of proceed operation utilizing components that have been to be had for many years at so much? This publication makes an attempt to respond to those questions.

this can be the single ebook out there that covers obsolescence forecasting methodologies, including forecasting strategies for and software program that allow low-cost proactive product life-cycle administration. This publication describes the best way to enforce a finished obsolescence administration procedure inside different businesses. Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and administration of Product Obsolescence is a must have paintings for all execs in product/project administration, sustainment engineering and purchasing.

Chapter 1 creation to Obsolescence difficulties (pages 1–16):
Chapter 2 half swap and Discontinuation administration (pages 17–32):
Chapter three advent to digital half Product lifestyles Cycles (pages 33–40):
Chapter four Obsolescence Forecasting Methodologies (pages 41–76):
Chapter five Case examine Forecasts and traits (pages 77–142):
Chapter 6 software program Obsolescence (pages 143–155):
Chapter 7 Reactive Obsolescence administration (pages 157–191):
Chapter eight Proactive Obsolescence administration (pages 193–197):
Chapter nine Strategic Obsolescence administration (pages 199–231):
Chapter 10 Obsolescence administration criteria and businesses (pages 233–243):

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Any division within the company can propose a change to the board. Upon receipt of the change request, the board first classifies the change as either major or minor. This classification involves deciding whether the form, fit, or function of the part, as defined by company policies, would be affected by the change. The scope of parts affected, severity of the change, risks involved, and any applicable contractual agreements are also considered. After classification, the board then assesses the associated risks and benefits.

For example, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. ” Moreover, the stage “product last shipments” is inserted between the stages “discontinuance” and “obsolescence” (Freescale, 2010a). In order to provide a common basis, the product life cycle model shown in Table 3-1 and Figure 3-2 will be used in this book. Product life cycle stages have played an essential role since the first product portfolio analyses were used. For example, Boston Consulting Group described a useful and powerful model in 1970 called “The Product Portfolio” (Boston Consulting Group, 1970), which categorizes manufacturers’ products into the four stages presented in the last row of Table 3-1.

Manufacturers send all of their PCNs to their distributors. The distributors are then responsible for reviewing sales records and making sure all appropriate customers are notified of part changes. This procedure might take more time than direct propagation from the manufacturer. 6 EXAMPLES OF COMMON CHANGES 29 distributors do not register sample purchases as regular orders in their sales records. Therefore, change- or discontinuance-notifications might not be forwarded to the equipment manufacturer.

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