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Lifecycle Support

Altran Engineering Solutions caters to each stage of the Product Life Cycle as well as offers support after the product is rolled out to the market.

We are committed to supporting your programs and products throughout their lifecycle. We offer a range of innovative Long-Term Support services to reduce the overall cost of ownership and provide industry-leading safeguards against Component Obsolescence, RoHS, Field failure analysis and much more.

Our support areas are

  • Obsolescence
  • RoHS
  • Field Failure Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Engineering Change

Obsolescence Management

We provide Obsolescence Management services to mitigate the risk of electronic component obsolescence. We follow effective obsolescence management strategies to save money, effort and time by avoiding the redesign of the complete product.

We also offer Proactive and Reactive Obsolescence management services.

Our Obsolescence Management (OM) services include:

  • OM Strategy Advice & Strategy Development (corporate level)
  • OM Plan Advice and Plan Development
  • Obsolescence Health Check (current)
  • Impact Assessment on current obsolescence risk
  • Advice and Support on resolving current risk
  • Advice and support on mitigation strategies to mitigate future OM risk
  • OM risk assessments, prioritized risk registers
  • Assessments of OM strategy capability and opportunities for improvement
  • Implementation of OM Strategies

Obsolescence Management Tools used are Part Miner and Total Parts Plus.

RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances

The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances:
1. Lead (Pb)
2. Mercury (Hg)
3. Cadmium (Cd)
4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
Our RoHS Testing Team is capable of analysing all restricted substances to the required limits to ensure that products meet the RoHS directive requirements and more importantly retaining the full product functionality.
ATIPL Altran Technologies Limited provides comprehensive Consulting, Testing, Bill of Material assessment, Product Conversion and Certification solutions for RoHS compliance.

Field Failure Analysis

Our Field Failure Analysis team performs a detail analysis of the defective parts returned from the field handling the conflict between quality and costs. To effectively analyze root causes, it is crucial that evidence is properly collected, coded, filtered and analyzed.
Our team performs electrical analysis and/or physical analysis of defective products from external customers and from in-house manufacturing and testing groups. We work with the appropriate design, process and manufacturing groups to identify root cause of defects and determine corrective action. The progress and results are communicated directly to customers and other groups/departments. We ensure that analytical techniques and capabilities meet industry standards and customer requirements while driving towards “world class” practices and standards.

Value Engineering

Our Value Engineering (VE) team focuses on design, cost-cutting as well as on creative efforts analysing the requirements of a project for achieving the essential functions at the lowest total costs (capital, staffing, energy, maintenance) over the life of the project.
Through a group investigation, using experienced, multi-disciplinary teams, value and economy are improved through the study of alternate design concepts, materials, and methods without compromising on the functional and value objectives of the client.
Our Value Engineering team aims at:

  • Cost reduction
  • Performance
  • Improving quality management
  • Simplifying procedures
  • Minimizing paperwork
  • Developing value attitudes amongst employees
  • Competing more successfully in marketplace

Reverse Engineering(RE)
We perform RE activities to determine the product’s basic principle or core concept and ensure we employ different mechanisms to avoid any (legally forbidden) patent infringement.

Our customers opt for RE for assorted reasons such as

  • Improving documentation shortcomings
  • Obsolescence
  • Software Modernization
  • Product Security Analysis
  • Learning purposes
  • Competitive technical intelligence

Engineering Change (EC)

Engineering Change in Lifecycle Management involves bringing alterations in bill of materials by adding or deleting an item (assembly, sub-assembly, component, or material), substituting an item with another, or changing the usage of an item.
Engineering Change in Product Design involves:

  • Correction of a design error that doesn’t become evident until testing and modelling or until it is revealed through usage by customer
  • A change in customers’ requirements necessitating the redesign of part of the product
  • A change in material or manufacturing method caused by lack of material availability, change in vendor or compensation for a design error

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Lifecycle Support

Altran Engineering Solutions caters to each stage of the Product Life Cycle as well as offers support after the product is rolled out to the market.

We are committed to supporting your programs and products throughout their lifecycle. We offer a range of innovative Long-Term Support services to reduce the overall cost of ownership and provide industry-leading safeguards against Component Obsolescence, RoHS, Field failure analysis and much more.

Our support areas are

  • Obsolescence
  • RoHS
  • Field Failure Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Engineering Change

Obsolescence Management

We provide Obsolescence Management services to mitigate the risk of electronic component obsolescence. We follow effective obsolescence management strategies to save money, effort and time by avoiding the redesign of the complete product.

We also offer Proactive and Reactive Obsolescence management services.

Our Obsolescence Management (OM) services include:

  • OM Strategy Advice & Strategy Development (corporate level)
  • OM Plan Advice and Plan Development
  • Obsolescence Health Check (current)
  • Impact Assessment on current obsolescence risk
  • Advice and Support on resolving current risk
  • Advice and support on mitigation strategies to mitigate future OM risk
  • OM risk assessments, prioritized risk registers
  • Assessments of OM strategy capability and opportunities for improvement
  • Implementation of OM Strategies

Obsolescence Management Tools used are Part Miner and Total Parts Plus.

RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances

The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances: 1. Lead (Pb) 2. Mercury (Hg) 3. Cadmium (Cd) 4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) 5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) Our RoHS Testing Team is capable of analysing all restricted substances to the required limits to ensure that products meet the RoHS directive requirements and more importantly retaining the full product functionality. ATIPL Altran Technologies Limited provides comprehensive Consulting, Testing, Bill of Material assessment, Product Conversion and Certification solutions for RoHS compliance.

Field Failure Analysis

Our Field Failure Analysis team performs a detail analysis of the defective parts returned from the field handling the conflict between quality and costs. To effectively analyze root causes, it is crucial that evidence is properly collected, coded, filtered and analyzed. Our team performs electrical analysis and/or physical analysis of defective products from external customers and from in-house manufacturing and testing groups. We work with the appropriate design, process and manufacturing groups to identify root cause of defects and determine corrective action. The progress and results are communicated directly to customers and other groups/departments. We ensure that analytical techniques and capabilities meet industry standards and customer requirements while driving towards “world class” practices and standards.

Value Engineering

Our Value Engineering (VE) team focuses on design, cost-cutting as well as on creative efforts analysing the requirements of a project for achieving the essential functions at the lowest total costs (capital, staffing, energy, maintenance) over the life of the project. Through a group investigation, using experienced, multi-disciplinary teams, value and economy are improved through the study of alternate design concepts, materials, and methods without compromising on the functional and value objectives of the client. Our Value Engineering team aims at:

  • Cost reduction
  • Performance
  • Improving quality management
  • Simplifying procedures
  • Minimizing paperwork
  • Developing value attitudes amongst employees
  • Competing more successfully in marketplace

Reverse Engineering(RE) We perform RE activities to determine the product’s basic principle or core concept and ensure we employ different mechanisms to avoid any (legally forbidden) patent infringement.

Our customers opt for RE for assorted reasons such as

  • Improving documentation shortcomings
  • Obsolescence
  • Software Modernization
  • Product Security Analysis
  • Learning purposes
  • Competitive technical intelligence

Engineering Change (EC)

Engineering Change in Lifecycle Management involves bringing alterations in bill of materials by adding or deleting an item (assembly, sub-assembly, component, or material), substituting an item with another, or changing the usage of an item. Engineering Change in Product Design involves:

  • Correction of a design error that doesn’t become evident until testing and modelling or until it is revealed through usage by customer
  • A change in customers’ requirements necessitating the redesign of part of the product
  • A change in material or manufacturing method caused by lack of material availability, change in vendor or compensation for a design error