Specialised procurement

Once the availability of a part is foreseeably or de facto limited, then other procurement mechanisms come into play.

Procurement strategies


  • Procurement of parts from reliable brokers
  • Inspection for authenticity and age before processing (test labs)

Stockpiling, last time buy, long-term storage

  • Long-time stockpiling
  • Acquisition, appraisal and preservation

Substitution of individual components

  • Reengineering for major quantities
  • Procurement of reengineered parts from specialised fabs