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Is your CMS or EMS managing your Excess and Obsolete stock effectively?

Is your CMS or EMS managing your Excess and Obsolete stock effectively?
When you outsource your manufacturing you typically pass over control of your inventory to the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Company. In doing so, you have also passed the responsibility of managing your E&O over to them too. Many outsourcing contracts will state 'we will use best endeavours to mitigate your E&O liability'. Do you find yourself questioning whether or not they really are using their best endeavours? The EMS will typically pass around a list to brokers without sense checking the data and without properly populating the manufacturers part numbers. Often, they are concerned only with creating the impression of...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...
Firstly it is important to differentiate between End-of-Life and obsolete components. End-of-Life (EOL) components are determined by the manufacturer, for example a Freescale part, when they feel the product is at the end of its commercially viable life. Obsolete on the other hand is when the product has gone EOL (past the last time buy date) and can no longer be purchased from direct supply or any franchised source. A manufacturer might decide to make a part EOL for commercial reasons. If the volume of sales for that part are starting to fall it becomes uneconomical to manufacturer. Very large...

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