24 May 2022 -

Obsolescence: Why it matters & how to mitigate

obsolescence management

Market Researchers Z2 Data say that increased semiconductor obsolescence is adding to the current supply chain disruptions and becoming an additional challenge electronic manufacturers have to manoeuvre and mitigate these days.

“In the past 7 years, there has been an upward trend in semiconductor supplier mergers and acquisition which have created significant consolidation in the industry,” writes Z2 Data. “Supplier mergers and acquisitions, product consolidation, technology innovation and changing government regulations have all contributed to the shorter life cycles of semiconductors.

“As suppliers navigate this new semiconductor paradigm, they are generating PCN and End-of-life (EOL) notices at a faster rate with less lead time notices. OEMs are finding themselves scrambling to stockpile and purchase discontinued parts in order to meet their production needs. This upward trend is causing additional strain on an already volatile semiconductor supply chain.”

Using supply chain risk management tools can help you understand your supplier dependencies and market trends, assisting you in calculating your EOL risks, building obsolescence management strategies, and create operation efficiencies.  

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics

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