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Obsolescence Solutions

Manufacturers of products with significant electronic component content struggle with the ability to continue production and product maintenance on a long term basis without interruptions in the supply chain or major cost impacts. Cost impacts occur as components enter later life cycle stages and component manufacturers increase part prices on average by 50% and as much as 300%. Without a proactive obsolescence management solution, companies are at the mercy of higher market prices and limited to no availability.

Q-Star: Obsolescence Management

Manually managing component life cycle and supplier information across thousands of components with spreadsheets, websites or personnel, is costly, time consuming, and nearly impossible with any level of accuracy. A solution requires an automated and cost-effective approach that enables proactive management of product life cycles and the ability to anticipate potential cost increases and degradations in the supply chain. Q-Star provides the information needed to analyze and develop proactive processes for managing the availability of electronic omponents and commercial off the shelf products (COTS). Q-Star answers the questions:

  • Which devices may be at risk of becoming unavailable
  • When that risk is likely to occur
  • What alternatives are available
  • What is the RoHS/REACH/Pb-free status
  • If a Die solution is available from a qualified aftermarket supplier.

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ERP Integration

Several of QTEC's, Q-Star customers don't access Q-Star on a daily basis directly through the website with their engineers. Instead, they prefer to work in there own systems behind their own firewall. As a result, Q-Star can directly interface with your ERP/MRP or other back end systems. This can be done by a web service/XML call or by flat file transfer. QTEC can provide ready to install XML code thereby drastically increasing the implementation time (often less than 2 days including testing).

Several of QTEC's, Q-Star customers don't access Q-Star on a daily basis directly through the website with their engineers. Instead, they prefer to work in there own systems behind their own firewall. As a result, Q-Star can directly interface with your ERP/MRP or other back end systems. This can be done by a web service/XML call or by flat file transfer. QTEC can provide ready to install XML code thereby drastically increasing the implementation time (often less than 2 days including testing).

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