Understanding 2021’s Bewildering Semiconductor Market

By Logan Wamsley

The semiconductor market is experiencing a very unique time, a time where two seemingly conflicting narratives are occurring simultaneously. On one hand, global demand and sales of chips and semiconductors have never been stronger. According to IDC, worldwide semiconductor sales grew to a mammoth $464 billion in 2020, a nearly 11% increase from 2019. Even…

Price Inflation Concerns Are Real. Are OEMs Ready for the Fallout?

By Logan Wamsley

Although price inflation is a risk that can be seen on a micro level with individual components, there is a growing amount of evidence that a broader inflation trend may be on the horizon. A large number of consumer-facing companies and wealth investors — including Warren Buffet — have already experienced shortages of critical inventory…

BOM Monitoring: A Secure Future for Military and Defense Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

Ever since the mid-90s when the U.S. decided to enter into the open market to source its technology and critical inventory, military and defense supply chains have seen two conflicting narratives play out simultaneously. One, the transition to a multi-tiered supply chain system has accelerated the expansion of military and defense tech at a rate…

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…