DMSMS Center of Excellence Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2004

Beyond Reactive Thinking - We Should be Developing Pro-Active Approaches to
Obsolescence Management Too!

Peter Sandborn
University of Maryland


Most of the emphasis associated with methodology, tool and database development targeted at the management of electronic part obsolescence has been focused on
accurately tracking and managing the availability of parts, forecasting the risk of parts becoming obsolete, and enabling the application of mitigation approaches when parts do become obsolete. In addition, the majority of the funding in the obsolescence area (even that associated with "R&D") is focused on minimizing the cost of obsolescence mitigation, i.e., minimizing the cost of resolving the problem after it has occurred by building methodologies and tools that optimize the firefight.

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