The Rise of Freight Crime and Its Risk to Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

For all of the risks associated with critical inventory such as geopolitical tensions and raw material shortages, one factor not to be underestimated is the risks associated with shipment. There are, of course, shipment risks worth considering regarding packaging processes — especially in regard to sensitive electronic inventory — and there are risks that, once…

Partstat Partner Newswire: April 2021

By Logan Wamsley

Allied Sponsors Team to Compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition For the fourth consecutive year, Allied Electronics will sponsor a team to represent Colorado State University at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The sponsorship includes a monetary grant to the team, access to Allied’s inventory of critical components and parts, and advice from Allied’s…

Healthcare Supply Chains Are Facing a Cost Issue

By Logan Wamsley

We have reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where we are beginning to understand just what some of the long-term implications might be from the last year. Notably, while shortages for some critical healthcare equipment such as N95 masks, KN95 masks, and isolation gowns have noticeably subsided, raw material shortages have continued to constrain…

The Modern Value Proposition for EMS Providers

By Logan Wamsley

There was a time where the role of EMS providers was fairly narrow and defined. In cooperation with their OEM partners, they took primary responsibility for the assembly and/or production of the OEM’s intellectual property (IP). Supply chains rarely went beyond two or three tiers, and sourcing electronic inventory from component manufacturers or authorized distributors…

Electronic Component Storage: Select the Right Storage Provider

By Logan Wamsley

Electronic components and semiconductors, along with drastically increased power and efficiency, are also becoming more sensitive. This can be a great concern for electronics manufacturers — especially as consumer demands increase and component manufacturers increase their prices. Not every facility is equipped to properly manage sensitive electronic component storage, and the consequences of not doing…

Supply Chain Lessons to Take From the Suez Canal Blockage

By Logan Wamsley

With a little help from a high tide brought by a “worm moon,” the container ship Ever Given was finally dislodged from the Suez Canal, bringing the total time it disrupted traffic to six days. While the source of the problem has been corrected, the effects of the backlog are going to reverberate across various…