Component obsolescence management

Component obsolescence management

Proactive obsolescence management is essential to maintain ongoing production schedules.

At APC Locator we draw on our extensive design-in and product expertise along with our established network of trusted vendors and component platforms to ensure that end-of-life notifications, last time buy dates and obsolete components can be managed to reduce disruption to production schedules.

Our obsolescence management services include:

  • Using global electronics component platforms for obsolescence management we will analyse your bill of materials to identify potential end of life and obsolete components
  • Once identified, we will manage last time buy and last time ship orders, including the management of buffer stocks and schedules
  • Using our long-established, trusted network of suppliers and agents we can source obsolete components from our preferred procurement routes, including testing of components where necessary

Sometimes sourcing additional stocks of a specific component is not possible. In these instances we work with you to regularly review your requirements and specify and source alternative products.

To discuss how we can help you manage EOL and obsolete electronic components within your supply chain, contact APC Locator on: