Sourcing Strategies

Proactive, Reactive, or Pre-emptive: Choosing an Obsolescence Strategy

In 2008, one technology parts database listed 150 million electronic components. That same year, obsolescence product-discontinuation notices (PDNs)  were issued for 1.4 million of those components by their manufacturers. Material and electronic device innovation has accelerated dramatically in the last decade, and the increase in parts obsolescence has kept pace. While end-of-life and lifetime buy

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