Obsolescence Management We support the long-term availability of your assemblies and systems!

Obsolescence Management describes a structured and controlled management process for forecasting, reducing and avoiding the effects of product obsolescence. The TQ obsolescence management strategy TQ protects your products against unexpected discontinuances and changes. Thanks to our modular approach, we are able to continually adapt the obsolescence management strategy to your assemblies and products. Data entry in our obsolescence management system is totally straightforward, and implementation can be started during any phase of the product lifecycle.

Our obsolescence management service keeps your assemblies and systems safe from the following market challenges:

In volatile and dynamic times, market risks that require a structured management process are increasing. This enables you to protect your products against the following risks through active obsolescence management:

  • Increasing number of product discontinuation notifications
  • Reduction of life expectancy
  • Lack of availability
  • Rising lifecycle costs
  • Production stoppage due to missing components
  • Growing planning uncertainty
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Obsolescence Management Services & Consulting

In the current market situation, obsolescence management is an indispensable component of product lifecycle measures. TQ will be happy to support you with its many years of experience in various obsolescence management services.

Obsolescence Management

The benefits for you

  • Client-specific combination and flexible duration of services
  • Assured data quality by integrating manufacturers and suppliers into the analysis process
  • Cross-market experience and knowledge thanks to many years of providing E2MS and obsolescence management services
  • Personal contact person for your project
  • Member of COG Germany (Component Obsolescence Group)

Strategic Obsolescence Management

Long-term solutions

Strategic obsolescence management is the most comprehensive management process, which starts during the development phase. Optimally, it covers the entire product or system lifecycle, so services from the proactive and reactive range can be planned and employed in a targeted manner.



Proactive Obsolescence Management

Mid-term solutions

Proactive obsolescence management makes it possible to include obsolescence management at any stage of the product or system lifecycle, before any discontinuance has occurred. In contrast to reactive obsolescence management, the proactive approach is a risk-oriented one, whereby a consideration of obsolescence focus is based on the degree of risk of the system or component.

  • Creation of BOM analyses to evaluate the status quo of assemblies and components
  • Establishment of a monitoringprocess for endangered components



Reactive Obsolescence Management

Short-term solutions

Reactive obsolescence management only responds in case of a change or discontinuance.No measures are defined until the change or discontinuance occurs, at which time there is a component-specific response to the incoming message, which usually requires a very short action time and thus represents a major challenge.

In addition, we can also offer further services in close cooperation with our development department.

Obsolescence Management Consulting

Experience-based, practical advice

  • We are also pleased to offer an introduction to obsolescence management as part of a workshop where customers can become familiar with existing know-how and make adjustments to their individual needs.
  • If in-house obsolescence management has already been implemented, our experienced obsolescence managers can offer customer support by performing an audit that is individually tailored to your industry and your company. Following the analysis and evaluation of the audit, we help our customers develop measures to optimize their obsolescence management.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.

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