Stronger Customer Relationships.
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A flexible, long-term hold solution for maximizing revenue from legacy products.

The Challenge:

The discontinuing of semiconductor devices is inevitable. Every product and technology has a life cycle, thus it is only a matter of time before a device is discontinued by the manufacturer to make way for the next-generation part. A semiconductor EOL announcement can create a costly inconvenience for customers, as it can be difficult to accurately forecast last-time buy requirements, absorb the additional inventory and storage costs associated with last-time buys, or find an available drop-in replacement. Because the EOL schedule does not typically support the continuing needs of all of its customers, many companies are left in a difficult position--supply chains are interrupted and they no longer have a reliable component source to meet ongoing production, maintenance, and repair requirements.

Components Direct Platform Solutions:

Components Direct's Platform Solutions enable the manufacturers to address their end-of- life challenges with solutions that enable a legitimate supply of authorized and certified components for the consumers for the duration of their systems' life cycles. Components Direct's proven technology and business-intelligence software optimize legacy resale by intelligently factoring variables such as market, customer, product, promotion, and supply-and-demand data to know precisely the right time, the right amount of inventory, and the highest possible price the market for the legacy product will bear. Components Direct's best-of-breed fulfillment infrastructure provides manufacturers with a flexible, long-term-hold solution for their obsolete or hard-to-find products in the value chain.

Components Direct's end-to-end cloud-based platform and global fulfillment infrastructure allow clients to address their end-of-life challenges by:

  • Enabling suppliers to serve customers beyond the production date of a device
  • Enabling suppliers to finish production life while maintaining a high level of customer service by enabling customers to continue to receive products needed far beyond production life cycle
  • Allowing manufacturers to enjoy the rewards from increased ASPs after the EOL
  • Avoiding cost per unit increases due to production of small batches, and higher inventory cost due to extended shelf time