The electronic components industry can sometimes not be relied upon for assurances that the product you need will always be available when you need it. This is evident with many of our customers when they attempt to replenish stock of particular components. Such barriers include: Production delays with the parent manufacturer resulting in you not having the product you require to keep production lines open. This can result in temporary factory closure, increased costs and potentially losing contracts due to your inability to finish and deliver products in a timely manner.
Components becoming obsolete, with the parent manufacturer marking them as an End-Of-Life product. This can become a serious issue with product manufacturers, and often results in costly and time-consuming redesign processes to ensure your product is compatible with alternative, more accessible components. In some instances, you must consider Return On Investment calculations to ensure your redesign process is a financially viable solution. In some cases, stock is available, but you cannot obtain it. There could be many reasons for this, including regional sanctions on products, warehouse location or product being reserved for another competitor.