For long life applications, sudden production end of parts can have a critical impact on the continuity of equipment's production.
It also brings costly steps such as investigation/procurement of alternative parts and redesign of the board due to parts change.
Ricoh is operating PLP (Product Longevity Program) to minimize the risk of customers.
PLP guarantees the products supply for at least 10 years.
Customers receive one year advanced notice when PLP product finally becomes EOL after 10 years.
PLP prodcut list is updated in January every year by checking each condition of related product line and material supply.
By using products under PLP, customers can make a long-term production plan.
RICOH Electronic Devices Company, Ltd. provides a PRODUCT LONGEVITY PROGRAM ("Program") for the long-lifecycle applications.
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We also mentions PLP applicable products in each product page.
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