Staying Ahead of Risk with BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

The goal of any OEM or EMS provider is to identify and mitigate any risk associated with the design and production of their products. While this may be simple to say, what form such risks take can be broad and at times unpredictable; geopolitical uncertainty, unexpected component obsolescence, raw material shortages, and unforeseen externalities, such…

Obsolescence Management: New Platform or New Employees?

By Logan Wamsley

There is arguably no greater sign of healthy company growth than news that a company is hiring new employees — and recently, despite a significant electronic component shortage that has strained many an OEM supply chain, one has not had to look hard to see this in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau…

3 Obsolescence Management Strategies Possible With BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

A common misconception regarding obsolescence management is that a single strategy or process can insulate an equipment manufacturer from all obsolescence-based supply chain disruptions. Many solutions on the market may promise this, but it is a promise based on a false premise. There is, at least today, no “one-size-fits-all” obsolescence management strategy capable of being…