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FAQs about Product Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management

 

When it comes to developing an application and maximizing your return on it, product life cycle management is critical. Through life cycle management, you can avoid unexpected interruptions in the operation of your product and make sure any transitions to new parts or designs happen seamlessly. Product life cycle management should include the embedded storage device that you use in your application. At Delkin, life cycle management is a standard feature we offer with all of our industrial storage solutions. Here are the answers to questions we hear most often from our customers about product life cycle management and how it benefits them.

 

What exactly is product life cycle management?

Every product has a life cycle. A new product will be introduced, peak in usage, and then ultimately reach the end of its useful life. This life cycle is relevant to everyone involved in the inception, sales, and usage of a product, from designers to marketing teams. Product life cycle management in the technology industry includes determining when a device design needs to be reconfigured and when critical components need to changed, so that any resulting transition happens smoothly and without creating unanticipated disruptions.

 

Isn’t product life cycle management always performed?

Product life cycle management is not a given when you are buying technology components, such as embedded storage cards, from a manufacturer. If you buy products that are commercial grade, the core components, such as the controller and firmware, may be changed frequently. This is because customers of commercial grade products are usually price-motivated, so manufacturers tweak designs to lower the price as much as possible. For industrial consumers, these changes can actually cause costly problems, because they can trigger a cascade of critical device failures and the need to re-qualify the new product design.

 

How does Delkin help with product life cycle management?

At Delkin, we will never change a core component of any product without issuing a brand new product number. When this kind of change will occur, you will be alerted well in advance, so you can make any necessary plans. You will also receive assistance from our team to manage the end of life process and transition to the new design. This saves time, money, and a significant number of headaches.

 

Product life cycle management is part of the Delkin Difference. Our customer team is ready to talk to you today about our product selection and how we can work with you to find the best solutions for your applications.

 

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