Technology advances. Processes improve. Product lines discontinue. The rate of technological change is occurring at a faster rate than ever before. It’s highly likely that an electronic component within your product line will be made obsolete, through updates, improvements or sometimes, complete redesigns.
‘Last chance to buy’ scenarios are common amongst the integrated project community and can cause project delays and tedious redesigns. Unless you have significant influence over a component manufacture or are prepared to invest substantial time and money, there’s often little you can do to prevent a part from being obsolete. It has been revealed that as technology changes and end users migrate from obsolete proprietary technologies to modern technology, there can be tremendous implications on people, processes and technology.
But fear not, we work with our suppliers to provide modules that can be used as drop-in replacements for obsolete components and solve any problems associated with laborious redesigns and ‘last chance to buy’ situations.
SGA has extensive experience with designing replacement component parts that are made fully compatible with existing modules that have been turned obsolete. In most cases, this requires a drop-in replacement component, one that works with all other parts of the system so that nothing else has to change. It’s that easy.
“The only big companies that succeed will be those that obsolete their own products before someone else does” Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft Corporation.
Want to know more about how can we help you overcome obsolete component difficulties?
Line One Sales can help you to expand your technology offering to include migratory products as well as replacement components, to stop lengthy redesign and costly re-qualification procedures. No matter how smoothly your previous management of obsolescence was dealt with, we’ll be able to make sure any future components can be replaced with like-for-like replacements with ease.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 845 453 1169 to get the ball rolling…