Semiconductor Scarcity Proves Automakers Need Supply Chain Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

It was not a surprise that the electronics manufacturing industry faced sizable challenges in the first quarter of 2020 following the series of global lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was a surprise, however, was the rapid demand that materialized following the market recovery near the end of the year, far outpacing supply…

Partstat Partner Newswire: February 2021

By Logan Wamsley

Allied Electronics & Automation Begins 2021 With Bold Plans for Expansion According to a new press release, Allied Electronics & Automation has started the New Year by announcing several new additions to its portfolio of over 500 suppliers. Such additions included photocontrols and signaling devices from TORK, connectors from POLIARIS, tapes from WarriorWrap, visual equipment…

The Hidden Fees Behind Inventory Carrying Costs

By Logan Wamsley

No manufacturer is under the delusion that warehousing inventory for any length of time comes without inherent costs. But as terms continue to increase, many manufacturers are surprised by just how quickly they accumulate, and how many different forms they take. Inventory carrying costs represent somewhat of a catch-all term, and can be associated with…

Die and Wafer Banking Is Here to Stay. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

By Logan Wamsley

According to a new report issued by MarketsandMarkets, the global thin wafer market is estimated to be valued at $10.8 billion by 2025, up from $7.6 billion in 2020 for a CAGR of 7.2%. Key to this remarkable trend is the rapidly increasing consumer demand for miniaturized electronic devices in a variety of industries ranging…