Supplier Lead Time Trends – January 2020

By Logan Wamsley

One of the key features Partstat offers Part Search users and BOM Monitoring customers is access to its Big Data — more specifically, 50 billion data points of Big Data. This data is comprised of over 56 million rows of inventory on 26 million unique parts compiled from thousands of unique suppliers and component manufacturers.…

The Electronics Manufacturing Industry Has a Lot to Be Thankful For This Year

By Logan Wamsley

Fast-paced, competitive business environments are not ones that often lend themselves to quiet moments of reflection. The need to continually push forward, meet deadlines and production orders, and reach the pinnacle of your industry (and remain there once that is achieved) are all-compassing goals that require near-constant diligence. As William S. Burroughs once famously said,…

What Do Engineers Fear Most? Unpredictability

By Logan Wamsley

While Halloween may be the time of year that some of us expect to be scared out of our wits, the good news is that Halloween is a predictable event. Every year, it arrives on the same day, and those of us who get scared easily can plan ahead to ensure our blood pressure remains…

10 Common Questions About Partstat BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

We compiled a list of the most common questions our BOM Specialists receive from prospective BOM Monitoring customers. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to sales@partstat.com, and one of our Specialists will be in touch! What kinds of parts do you monitor? Our Big Data allows us to monitor many…

The Limitations of a Product Change Notification

By Logan Wamsley

The issuance of a product change notification (PCN) from a component manufacturer has become a key part of an OEM’s production process. While each component manufacturer will have their own unique policy regarding PCNs, essentially their goal is to notify customers of an impending decision that may impact their supply chain. For example, if the…