Supply chains for electronic products are primarily driven byconsumer electronics. Every year new mobile phones, computers andgaming consoles are introduced, driving the continued applicabilityof Moore's law. The semiconductor manufacturing industry is highlydynamic and releases new, better and cheaper products day by day.But what happens to long-field life products like airplanes orships, which need the same components for decades? How doelectronic and also non-electronic systems that need to bemanufactured and supported of decades manage to continue operationusing parts that were available for a few years at most? This bookattempts to answer these questions.
This is the only book on the market thatcovers obsolescence forecastingmethodologies, including forecasting tactics for hardwareand software that enable cost-effective proactive productlife-cycle management. This book describes how to implement acomprehensive obsolescence management system within diversecompanies. Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation andManagement of Product Obsolescence is a must-have work for allprofessionals in product/project management, sustainmentengineering and purchasing.