Managing Obsolescence – CMCA(UK) ATOM Has it Covered From Top to Bottom
Equipment Obsolescence has a major impact on the availability, supportability and through life cost of systems across many markets and technologies. If obsolescence is managed early and addressed methodically it has the potential to provide significant cost avoidance and deliver increased availability. Is your obsolescence management strategy, planning and execution sufficiently robust?
Today’s technologies are changing so rapidly that system and design engineers have trouble keeping up with combinations of ‘available’ components that are compatible with supported versions of their products, both legacy and new build. Given that components and technologies are being declared obsolete at an increasing rate and with greater frequency, the situation has become a major challenge for any company involved in the support of complex or long life equipment. Managing obsolescence therefore requires thorough strategic and tactical planning. For this reason proactive obsolescence management should be viewed as a vital health insurance policy and an essential element of any effective Through Life Management regime. It could also be the decisive factor in giving your organisation a competitive edge.
CMCA(UK) Assured Total Obsolescence Management (ATOM) is a suite of obsolescence management solutions designed to meet your specific business needs. ATOM represents an holistic approach to obsolescence planning, monitoring, mitigation and review that is designed to minimise the impact of obsolescence on system support costs and availability, through the early identification and application of appropriate strategies, resources, tools and resolution options. ATOM is a completely flexible and tailorable solution, consisting of the following elements:
Obsolescence Management Strategy Advice
Obsolescence Management Planning
Obsolescence Management Health Checks and Impact Appraisals
Tracking of all equipment within the Bill of Materials for your Project(s)
Advanced notification of impending obsolescence together with mitigation options
Sourcing, procurement and storage of critical components and assemblies
Regardless of whether you require assistance in developing a corporate-wide obsolescence management strategy, or your need is simply to track availability of individual components, you can be sure there is an ATOM solution that meets your requirement.
The benefits of our ATOM solution are far-reaching. They include:
Improving the sustainability of you products and services;
Reducing the risk of your exposure to obsolescence across the supply chain;
Decreasing the through life support costs of your products and services by better exploiting the obsolescence mitigation options and solutions;
Allowing you to better plan and execute a robust and tailored OM strategy;
Increasing client confidence in your ability to manage obsolescence in a timely and effective manner and grow your reputation as a market leader.
CMCA(UK) is not a software house that offers a ‘one size fits all’ generic obsolescence management product. We are a team of dedicated, professional and highly experienced obsolescence subject matter experts whose aim is to provide you with an effective and robust framework for managing obsolescence throughout the product lifecycle.
Our approach is compliant with industry standards including BS EN 62402:2007. We also pride ourselves on being innovative and for developing obsolescence solutions and thought leadership that go above and beyond industry guidelines. Our mission is simple:
For more information contact our Obsolescence Strategy Advisor Darren Topley on +44 (0)1905 458307.