A Tale of Two Manufacturers, and the Last Time Buys Between Them

By Logan Wamsley

With the current electronic component shortage crisis, the relationships between OEMs and contract manufacturers are of the utmost importance. Continuing to conduct business as usual is no longer an option. Success can only be achieved by building better relationships across all levels of your supply chain — and if there’s a disconnect, everyone is impacted.…

BOM Monitoring and the Lifecycle Mismatch

By Logan Wamsley

There is a lifecycle mismatch between the life of an electronic component, or semiconductor, and the life of an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) product. This problem requires that during design, engineers must be cognizant of which electronic components and semiconductors will be available, and which parts may be obsoleted during a product’s manufacturing process. BOM…

Where Last Time Buys Fit into the Aerospace Industry

By Logan Wamsley

There are some aerospace products that will never be considered obsolete. Many of the largest component manufacturers in the industry have been supplying nuts and bolts to aircraft specifications for decades — and other than oscillating between titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and other exotic materials, those designs are not going away anytime soon. Other products…

The Human Element: Your Supply Chain’s X Factor

By Logan Wamsley

Steve Jobs once said, “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” Obviously, Jobs was not discussing the merits of Partstat, but he might as well have. Partstat not only stands on…

The Aerospace Supply Chain in 10 Years

By Logan Wamsley

There’s an interesting paradox that can be attributed to the aerospace industry: despite being responsible for some most advanced military and consumer-based technology the world has ever seen, the supply chain that brings such technology to life is notoriously traditional. Where OEMs in other industries have adopted various software applications to monitor inventory and establish…