Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…

The Connection Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

The inventory procurement process in the middle of a production run for most manufacturers moves so fast that many engineers do not stop to consider exactly how the process is typically structured. Rather than viewing the process as a singular event, it instead can be broken down into a three-step process: notification, inventory discovery, and…

6 Benefits of Die and Wafer Utilization for Electronics OEMs

By Logan Wamsley

One of the most exciting developments in the electronics world over the last few years is the increased adoption of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and by extension, die and wafer banking, into OEM designs across all industries and disciplines. While some may experience difficulties upgrading their infrastructure to a level suitable for die utilization, once…

Risk Mitigation in the Global Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

Made in America. Made in Japan. Made in China. These are the phrases every one of us has become accustomed to seeing stamped on the bottom of our consumer products, and while they are statements easy to take at face value, the global supply chain that manufacturers now operate in has rendered those implications virtually…