Chapter 34. Product Obsolescence and Discontinuation

  1. Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn Ph.D. Associate Professor cofounding director industrial engineer project engineer manufacturing engineer
  1. Ms. Elizabeth Jackson product manager manufacturing engineer specialist design engineer member

Published Online: 15 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch34

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jackson, E. (2007) Product Obsolescence and Discontinuation, in The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition (ed K. B. Kahn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch34

Editor Information

  1. University of Tennessee, USA

Author Information

  1. Hoffman Enclosures, Inc., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485247

Online ISBN: 9780470172483

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Keywords:

  • product obsolescence and customer minimal negative impact;
  • product obsolescence and discontinuation;
  • obsolescence guidelines;
  • gathering competitive information;
  • product obsolescence and profitable product offering

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ownership of the Obsolescence Process

  • Evaluating Products for Obsolescence

  • Product Support After Obsolescence

  • Impact on Internal Systems and External Customers

  • The Obsolescence Process and Responsibilities

  • Summary

  • References