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Bearing Obsolescence Management

While the origin of the first bearing is unknown, Ancient Egyptian drawings depict tree trunks under sleds with liquid-lubricated runners used to move massive stone blocks. While not as old as Ancient Egyptian bearings, some bearings in use today may have been produced decades ago. So, what happens when manufacturers stop producing a certain type?

Pharmaceutical supply chains must be reliable and agile, now more than ever. Traditionally drug discovery and manufacturing has been a global effort, but the impact of COVID-19 has tested supply chain resilience. A recent report by GlobalData found that 95% of industry professionals were concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on company performance and 23% expressed concern about supply and demand.

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Chris Johnson is Managing Director at Oxfordshire-based specialist bearing supplier, SMB Bearings. Having held this position for over 10 years, he is an expert in bearing, lubrication, and technical support services for a range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, marine, and robotics.
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