COVID 19 Strains Contract Manufacturers: What’s the Solution?

By Logan Wamsley

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the electronics manufacturing industry has not yet been fully revealed, but as the days continue to pass, we better understand just how broad the implications are. All aspects of the supply chain are experiencing strain, and the time has come where cost-saving solutions have not just become desirable,…

The Relationship Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

At Partstat, we believe that disruption can’t be consistently overcome without taking a broad picture view of the full lifecycle of an OEM product. This includes every step from inventory procurement, to the point of assembly, to the inevitable transition toward obsolescence. This is why all of the solutions Partstat offers, while valuable on their…

OCMs: How to Offer OEM Customers a Soft Landing from Obsolescence

By Logan Wamsley

The state of the electronic component market is always changing, and in recent years soaring demand in certain industries is forcing component manufacturers to shorten the lifecycles of their products. The moment demand dips, the market leaves these companies no choice but to transition the part toward obsolescence and shift their focus where customer demand…

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.…