I do hope this post is still within the boundaries or spirit of this forum and perhaps this question is best suited for the chat instead.
I'm sure we all are experiencing (in one form or another) the industry-wide part shortages for discrete MLCC (caps) and resistors, in like the 0402/0603/0805 packages. This part shortage has forced us into sourcing alternate parts (sometimes less than ideal) in a effort to continue design work and shipping product.
Here are my two questions. Even though the only research I put forth is Google/web searches for work-arounds; but do any of you designers have any creative methods or ideas in terms of part sourcing or design considerations for providing (mostly) by-passing/de-coupling using 0.1/0.01uF 25V-100V X7R/X5R 0603s in both current product as well as new designs? Should I continue to design in hard-to-find MLCCs and hope this storm blows over sometime soon?