Obsolescence Management


Obsolescence Management is defined as implementing plans to identify and mitigate risk when parts, spares, equipment,
skills (people) and software etc. become obsolete.

Over the course of many years of managing legacy products (i.e. Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering  (HSDE)) we have successfully developed programs (last-time buys, life-time buys, obsolescence monitoring) and skills necessary to mitigate the effects of obsolescence.

As a member of the IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management), we have strategically aligned ourselves with a network of peers with the latest techniques, allowing us to be closer to our suppliers and a step ahead of the market.

Our proactive, strategic and tactical measures allow us to mitigate many of the risks associated with obsolescence, therefore reducing its impact on through life costs.

ATEC has a proven track record in delivering obsolescence management services across its varied, long standing product range as well as on behalf of a number of key customers including UK Ministry of Defence and Boeing for over 20 years.

ATEC can help keep systems operational up to and beyond the anticipated end of life.

Our services can be tailored to meet your specific needs but would typically include:

  • Obsolescence management planning
  • Obsolescence management health checks and status reporting
  • Tracking of all components within the Bill of Materials for your project
  • Advanced notification of impending obsolescence together with mitigation options, such as:
    • Negotiating with the manufacturer
    • Lifetime buys/bridge buys
    • Identification of alternate supply
    • Component Uprating / Up screening
    • Component replacement
    • Re-design

Please contact us to discuss your Obsolescence Management requirements

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