EBN Online Supply Chain Intelligence blog: “Sourcing Challenges for End-of-Life Parts”
Written by Todd Burke, Senior Executive, Smith & Associates
Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:00
This blog post by Smith Senior Executive Todd Burke details the challenges OEMs experience when components or products go End-of-Life (EOL), from the shortening of product lead times and lifespans to the resulting scarcity that can threaten production. He discusses measures manufacturers can take to ensure their supply of EOL parts remains stable, including seeking suppliers specialized in “EOL cycles, LTB, VMI services, and…other specialized inventory management solutions” and with stringent quality processes and accreditations.
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