Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-21-0016
2004-10-18

A Sophisticated Approach to Product Change Approval (PCA) and Discontinue of Delivery (DOD) to Cope with Supply Chain Management in Order to Assure the Reliability of Electronic Systems 2004-21-0016

Innovative electronic components have been leading more and more to the development of complex designed electronic control units for any application. Creative design engineers are inventing new functions in relatively short time spans driven by market demands.
The new approach with the PCA (Product Change Approval) process is to focus the product requalification procedure on the actual changes. The full OEM standard qualification procedure for new products takes too long, needs too many actions and is not focused on the real change. Additionally, component discontinue of deliveries (DoD) affect very often more than one system.
The PCA process categorizes the changes, combines the component qualification with the OEM standards in account with the affected systems to achieve an optimized minimum qualification procedure in time and money.
All in all, the Supply Reliability Method (SRM) with its six steps developed and provided by RMCtech, offers potential cost savings in purchasing by coping with the availability and reliability of electronic components.

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