Supplier issued Product Change Notifications and obsolescence alerts can severely diminish component sources and compound material shortages, increasing supply chain risk for material procurement and components needed to manufacture and sustain a product.
Once an alert is received, customers can manage all notices from a single user friendly utility where they can review the PCNs, see affected BOMs and part numbers, view EOL and Life Time Buy dates, assign actions, and share resolutions with team members to effectively address issues and mitigate risks affecting product manufacturing and sustainability. The PCN tool provides a turnkey solution from PCN release, to identification of impact on products, to PCN resolution. Archived customers PCNs are also available for review of current and historical notices.
In addition to the PCN tool, Parts Plus provides a BOM Health Analysis tool that projects future parts obsolescence and predicts components availability for upcoming years. With this proactive and strategic management approach, users can identify and prioritize selected non-obsolete parts at high risk of obsolescence and identify a resolution before they are discontinued.