Early identification of components at risk of obsolescence is critical to avoid production delays and costly engineering redesigns. Rapid advances in technology, changes in market demand, and product environmental regulations are factors which impact electronic components lifecycle.
TPP scrubs the Bills of Materials (BOMs) to identify obsolete parts, duplicate part numbers, incomplete part numbers, and mergers and acquisitions.
Suppliers are contacted to obtain current production status, Product Change Notices (PCNs), alternant replacement part numbers, and data sheets. Obsolescence data is maintained for currency and updated when changes occur.
Predictive BOM health analysis and end-of life forecasting: Identify obsolete parts, available replacements and second sources, PCN alerts and affected items with where-used identification.
Manage revision control: engineering changes and redesign, component replacement for obsolescence or environmental compliance impact. Monthly progress reports, on-demand reports, and user defined reports are available.