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.…

Bill of Material Length in Automotive Is Going to Get a Lot Longer

By Logan Wamsley

The demand for electronic components and semiconductors in the automotive market has, and will continue to be, one of the primary drivers of the electronics manufacturing industry. The average combustion engine common in today’s vehicles, for example, contains 2,000-3,000 capacitors. This has proved to significantly impact component lead times and allocation designations throughout multiple industries…

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…

New Expectations for BOM Monitoring Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

Nothing is immune to change in the manufacturing industry. As consumer needs change along with advancements in technology, manufacturers do not, nor do they ever, have the option of remaining idle — or at least remaining idle with the expectation of retaining market share. In order to accomplish consistent market growth, or even remain competitive,…

The Value of BOM Monitoring in the Production Phase

By Logan Wamsley

There is a misconception that exists in the electronics manufacturing industry that the implementation of BOM monitoring only becomes valuable at a very specific point in an OEM product’s lifecycle — a late point. This could not be further from the truth, and what the one-of-a-kind features of Partstat BOM Monitoring seek to change. When…