||The PCN Tracking Database is used to manage and track Product/Process Change Notifications (PCN) and End of Life (EOL) Notifications initiated by IBM vendors. These notices inform IBM about supplier changes that may impact incoming product quality levels.
The database is used to communicate new PCNs or EOLs to the IBM site focal points. These sites evaluate the product changes and then input the evaluation outcome into the PCN/EOL database. The PCN coordinator or EOL coordinator then communicates an aggregate IBM position to the vendors.