The Top Supply Chain Disruptors in Each U.S. Region

By Logan Wamsley

The study of geography and climate is a fascinating one. The infinite variations in landscapes, temperature, humidity, and inclement weather patterns have the potential to keep any scholar busy for decades — especially as long-standing trends continue to evolve over time. But outside of academia, such data has numerous applications in the business world, as…

Does Your Obsolescence Management Strategy Require a Vault?

By Logan Wamsley

One doesn’t have to try hard to recall the earthquake and tsunami disaster that befell the coast of Tohoku on March 11th, 2011. In addition to the 15,894 confirmed people who lost their lives, 120,000 buildings were destroyed, 278,000 were half-destroyed, 726,000 suffered partial damage, and the total economic damage could be valued as high…

Addressing Two Primary Concerns Associated with Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

When making the decision to implement ASICs into their product designs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often look at the benefits ASICs can offer their supply chain. Tighter obsolescence management procedures, more secure IP protection, increases in processing speeds and efficiency, and significantly reduced assembly and packaging costs are just a few of the advantages ASICs…

The Challenge of Die and Wafer Banking: Solved

By Logan Wamsley

As technology in the electronics industry continues to evolve and accelerate at an unprecedented rate, manufacturers are being forced to adapt their tried-and-true supply chain models to confront this new reality – or risk falling behind in the race to produce the cutting-edge products consumers expect. In their efforts to combat obsolescence, for example, many…