Fire: The Oldest and Deadliest Risk to Supply Chain Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

The idea of a raging fire consuming large portions of what we hold dear is one of the oldest threats mankind has faced — and while multiple millennia’s worth of technology, planning, and old-fashioned trial-and-error have minimized this risk somewhat in general households, in the manufacturing industry many analysts have moved this issue back to…

Navigating the New Auto Industry Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

Since the early 1900s when Henry Ford pioneered the original assembly line, the evolution of the supply chain has been tightly linked to the auto industry — and ever since it has been held up by manufacturers as a shining beacon representing what a supply chain is capable of. Compared to most modern manufacturers, auto…

The Ideal BOM Monitoring Solution Must Offer These 3 Things

By Logan Wamsley

When an OEM or EMS provider decides to adopt a BOM monitoring service into their supply chain, what do they expect to receive? And once it has been received, does it really provide what today’s supply chain requires? If we are discussing the vast majority of offerings currently available, the answer is relatively simple. With…

Poor Returns on Your Excess Inventory? Big Data May Be the Solution

By Logan Wamsley

Some technological breakthroughs cannot be defined by a specific industry. Their applications are so vast that each day inquisitive minds seem to discover new ways to use them, raising their entire industry with the tide and pushing society even further toward an exciting, limitless future. Big Data, without a doubt, is among the most important…

Understanding the True Definition of Obsolescence Management

By Logan Wamsley

It is widely understood that “obsolescence” as it relates to the manufacturing industry is defined as the transition of electronic components toward end-of-life. There are many reasons this could occur – some as the result of a component’s natural life cycle, others as the result of unforeseeable circumstances – but regardless of precisely why it…

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Associated with Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

Last time buys, even in the best of situations, rarely go smoothly. There are dozens of variables in play – and if one miscalculation is made, it could have profound consequences for your product, business, relationship with consumers, and profit margins. If you are prepared to make a last time buy, below is a brief…