Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…

Partstat FAQ for Contract Manufacturers

By Logan Wamsley

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are not the only entities who benefit from the many solutions offered by Partstat. When leveraging Partstat solutions, contract manufacturers are poised to see significant improvement in their own processes and in relationships with OEMs. To help illustrate this, we have compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions we’ve received…

Before the Second Wave of COVID-19, Consider Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

As businesses continue to reopen and supply chains begin to gradually return to a degree of normalcy, experts have already turned their attention toward the future and where the next great disruption could come from. According to some, this disruption could come sooner than expected in the form of a second wave of the COVID-19…

Post COVID-19, OEMs Should Revisit the Value of Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

Many states including Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are already taking measures to re-open their economies, and while the COVID-19 pandemic remains as relevant as ever before, it is only a matter of time before organizations (with the help of strict social-distancing measures) attempt a relative return to normalcy. This does not mean, however, that…

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,…

Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…