Epicor has invested in software tooling (IHS BOM Manager), which enables us to consult the most recent documentation of virtually all manufacturers. This includes, amongst others: PCNs (Product Change Notifications), Lifecycle information, Datasheets and potential equivalents.
With the aid of this tooling, Epicor is informed as soon as a manufacturer publishes changes.
It is exceptionally important for the end client to be informed of any changes in the lifecycle of a component in a timely manner. If a component should become obsolete, Epicor receives notification well before the “last time buy” and the client thus has sufficient time to take appropriate measures. This could be a redesign, or a last time buy, which Epicor can supply long-term by means of blanket orders.
We can also consult documentation regarding REACH, RoHS and Conflict Minerals with the click of a mouse.
Thus, the client is always abreast of the latest developments in respect of a component, or your product’s BOM list.
You can find more information about IHS BOM Manager here.
Do you require RoHS, REACH, or lifecycle information? You can request information about specific components with no obligation whatsoever.