Northrop Grumman turned to SiliconExpert, implementing licenses for both the Part Search and BOM Manager tools.
With Part Search, Northrop Grumman can now parametrically search and cross reference millions of parts, including semiconductors, passives, and electromechanical components using partial or complete part numbers. They can easily identify parts at risk and gain an in-depth look into electronic component lifecycle statuses, multi-sourcing, available inventory, and environmental compliance data. Their engineers and buyers are finding it easier to forecast obsolescence, identify crosses, and manage their parts.
With SiliconExpert’s BOM Manager tool, Northrop Grumman can scrub and manage their BOMs in one centralized location. The tool automatically corrects incorrect supplier names and part numbers, accounts for acquisitions between suppliers, and populates the latest component data from SiliconExpert’s parts database.
Reports for thousands of parts run instantaneously for data such as BOM Health, lifecycle statuses, multi-sourcing, environmental regulation compliance, part selection risk, and inventory availability from authorized distributors.
SiliconExpert’s BOM Manager also flags obsolete parts and those that are Not Recommended for New Design (NRND) for uploaded BOMs. By providing an accurate and real-time lifecycle status of parts in the BOMs, SiliconExpert now allows Northrop Grumman to identify problem components earlier, giving their customers more time to respond.
Thanks to SiliconExpert, identifying and implementing crosses has become a more streamlined, intuitive process for Northrop Grumman. Cross Reference Reports now allow Northrop Grumman to seek alternate parts that match form-fit-function, giving the company the option to lower lead times & component sourcing costs.
“I use SiliconExpert once or twice a day to check the status of parts and try to anticipate obsolescence issues,” said Brian Stieg, Buyer at Northrop Grumman. “I find the data very helpful.”