For the electronics industry, managing the evolution of parts can become an administrative and supply disaster. With many electronic parts being superseded numerous times, the ‘old part-new part’ relationship can have multiple levels to negotiate.
For one leading electronics business, the answer lay in a bespoke supply and demand software solution which could identify, categorise and correctly file the suspension of parts.
From a comprehensive audit of historical data and existing ‘old part-new part’ relationships, our consultants were able to develop a software solution which can identify up to six levels of suspension on any single product. Furthermore, it can copy specific data from old records to newer ones as separate streams and identify and create records where no previous record existed.
All this, in a highly reliable and repeatable digital process which delivered faultless results every time it was run.
The new system allowed the customer to utilise data from predecessor and successor parts more efficiently for the benefit of their customers.
With full evolutionary data, the history of parts was correctly recorded for each business division and sales history data was cleansed at all levels, saving time and money on lengthy administrative tasks.