In many sectors of manufacturing from Aerospace to Military and Automotive to Medical continuation of production of products for many years has inevitable consequences.
Obsolete components can cause significant issues not just from the potential cost of re-design but for spares and maintenance, and the possible loss of orders due to increased costs.
Once a component’s life has left the franchise route the options become worrying. Who can you trust? What is the ‘grey market’? and How do you find the right partner that can steer you through this and give advice throughout?