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Managing Excess Inventory in Semiconductor Supply Chain Requires Proactive Product Life Cycle Management Practices

Published: 12 August 2019

ID: G00441441

Analyst(s): Jon Erensen


The Gartner semiconductor inventory index has been in the severe excess zone since 1Q18. We see the index climbing up further in 2Q19 and for the rest of the year. Semiconductor product managers must proactively manage declining-stage products to reduce excess inventory.

Table Of Contents


  • Key Insight
  • Implications
  • What You Need to Do
    • Reduce Excess Inventory
    • Review Demand Forecasting Methods
    • Actively Monitor and Classify “Mature” Life Cycle Products
  • What You Need to Know

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