IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 8, pp. 883-895, May, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TCPMT.2017.2768999

Managing Electronics Part Changes in the Supply Chain

Michael Pecht1, Francois Dagorn2, and Diganta Das1
1CALCE, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA
2 CESi Engineering School, Boulevard de l'Université, 44603 Saint-Nazaire, France


This paper presents the reasons behind part changes, the methods used internally by good part manufacturers to manage changes, the current industry standards that are focused on change management, and how change notices are propagated through the supply chain. This paper discusses contractual agreements, purchases through contract manufacturers and distributors, and the tracking of purchased parts, with numerous examples and recommendations.

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