This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation
Reason#3：More & more data / Component life cycle – Environmental concern
The reduced product life cycle is also applicable for the components which will be used into the product, requiring the project team to take those additional data into consideration. In addition, more regulation for environment protection need to be respected. The project team will need to make sure of the compliance, such as REACH. All this consist in more data to be handled by the sourcing and project team, creating more workload and less time allocated for cost & inventory control.