The Dangers of Compromising on Electronic Component Storage

By Logan Wamsley

An equipment manufacturer can easily be judged based on how they store their critical electronic inventory. Not all manufacturers have an inherent need to store electronics, but those that do take on the added responsibility of ensuring that they work in accordance with the expectations of the engineers, as well as the consumers the company…

Who Has a Need for a Custom Storage Vault?

By Logan Wamsley

A common question we hear from potential customers interested in the use of our custom storage vault is if such a drastic measure is right for them. What organizations have a need for a 1,100 pound vault door and a steel-infused infrastructure designed to eliminate all known forms of externally-caused supply chain disruption? Is such…

What the Polar Vortex Tells Us About Electronic Inventory Storage

By Logan Wamsley

When discussing secure, long-term electronic inventory storage, it’s common to stick to the obvious risk associated with catastrophes such as fire, flooding, and earthquakes. These are very real dangers that obviously can have disastrous consequences for any supply chain – but in the bigger picture, the likelihood of these occurring is rare compared to some…

3PL Services Are No Answer for Long-Term Electronic Component Storage

By Logan Wamsley

Despite the current component shortage, escalating lead times, and lengthening product lifecycles in many industries, the issue of long-term component storage is still an issue that many supply chain professionals forget to consider. The rise of ASICs into more product designs is well-documented – yet there still exists a misconception that these MSL-sensitive electronics can…

Risk Mitigation in the Global Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

Made in America. Made in Japan. Made in China. These are the phrases every one of us has become accustomed to seeing stamped on the bottom of our consumer products, and while they are statements easy to take at face value, the global supply chain that manufacturers now operate in has rendered those implications virtually…

Automakers Feeling Effects of Factory Fires, But They’re Not Alone

By Logan Wamsley

EBN has reported that American automaker Ford — as well as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Mercedes — recently experienced a significant supply chain disruption due to a fire at the Meridian Magnesium factory in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The disruption was so substantial that Ford was forced to halt production of their popular F-150 truck…