Rockwell Automation Rates Partstat as “Best in Class”

By Michael Stratton

Partstat has taken another step toward establishing itself as the country’s leading supply chain specialist.

Moving forward, Partstat will play a pivotal role in the management of Last Time Buys (LTBs) for active and passive components on behalf of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

A Fortune 500 company responsible for almost $7 billion in annual sales, Rockwell Automation provides control systems, information software, motor control devices, industrial security, and more to companies across 17 different industries in over 80 countries. Brands that proudly operate under the Rockwell umbrella include vMonitor, ICS Triplex, Pavilion Technologies, and Allen-Bradley.

On June 29th, 2017, Partstat CEO Dennis Menefee and his team welcomed Rockwell Automation to their headquarters in Winter Springs, FL.

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer Julia Andretti was particularly impressed with Partstat’s commitment to traceability, documentation availability, and industry-leading storage options for both components and raw materials. In each of these categories, Andretti awarded Partstat with a “Best in Class” supplier capability level.

“[The] facility is clean, well-lit, and appropriate for electronic component storage,” Andretti observed. “Temperature and humidity are monitored throughout [the] warehouse and will alarm if outside of acceptable limits.”

In addition to their ISO 9001 and AS9120-certified processes, Partstat has also invested in both the Partstat Dry Cabinets and the Partstat Vault for long-term electronic component storage. These systems represent the best storage technologies available in the supply chain industry, and can guarantee manufacturers the safety of critical, obsolete inventories for 20 years or more.

Andretti also took notice of the positive, family-like culture Partstat has created for its people. Many members of the Partstat team have spent 10 to 20 years with the company, and each one, according to her, “demonstrated interest [in doing] the right thing for the customer.”

“Our goal is to provide, and guarantee, business continuity through all phases of the supply chain,” says Menefee. “Our new dry cabinets – and especially our hurricane-proof, fire-proof, EMP-proof vault –are the next evolution of this vision. Nothing short of a direct hit from a meteorite, and possibly not even that, will prevent our customers from realizing 20 years or more of product revenue. No one else in our industry can promise that – no one.”