Partstat API FAQ

By Logan Wamsley

The engine that drives Partstat’s unique solutions has always been our data. Derived from thousands of distributors from around the world and analyzed using a series of complex algorithms, our data offers electronics manufacturers access to the most accurate, up-to-date overview of the state of market available. But far from being just an overhead view,…

The Link Between Obsolescence Management and Transparency

By Logan Wamsley

Although many manufacturing cycles in the last century have been defined by periods of consolidation and diversification (aerospace being a notable example of this), few analysts would argue that the electronics supply chain has not grown substantially more complex in a relatively short amount of time. Many industries that rarely had need for much beyond…

The Historical Costs of Obsolescence Management With Big Data

By Logan Wamsley

One of the most significant features of all of Partstat’s obsolescence management solutions — BOM Monitoring, Part Search, Excess Inventory, and API — is our access to Big Data. Through the inventory uploads from thousands of manufacturers and authorized suppliers, Partstat allows our users access to over 50 billion points of Big Data. This provides…

Big Data Is a Big Deal

By Logan Wamsley

Big Data – What is it? Why is it important? How can it impact your supply chain in a big way? These questions are all valid, and may have crossed your mind once or twice, but it’s valuable to understand the reasons such thoughts are so prevalent. None of these questions should be ignored. If…

What Makes Partstat BOM Monitoring Unique

By Logan Wamsley

Component price inflation, escalating consumer demand, and suppliers’ inability to expand production has quickly turned BOM monitoring from a luxury into a critical element of a successful supply chain. In a recent press release, Gartner predicted that “component shortages, rising bill of materials (BOM) and the resulting prospect of having to raise average selling prices…

The Ideal BOM Monitoring Solution Must Offer These 3 Things

By Logan Wamsley

When an OEM or EMS provider decides to adopt a BOM monitoring service into their supply chain, what do they expect to receive? And once it has been received, does it really provide what today’s supply chain requires? If we are discussing the vast majority of offerings currently available, the answer is relatively simple. With…