Live on EPS News: How OEMs Can Compress Their Cash-Conversion Cycle

By Logan Wamsley

“If one of your supply chain partners suffers a debilitating disruption, how quickly can it recover? A healthy company should have the working capital on hand to take immediate financial action. Determining the overall health of a company is far more complex than simply looking at revenues and profits. Equally important, especially for investors, is…

Rockwell Automation Rates Partstat as “Best in Class”

By Michael Stratton

Partstat has taken another step toward establishing itself as the country’s leading supply chain specialist. Moving forward, Partstat will play a pivotal role in the management of Last Time Buys (LTBs) for active and passive components on behalf of Rockwell Automation, Inc. A Fortune 500 company responsible for almost $7 billion in annual sales, Rockwell…

Partstat Accepts Boeing Excellence Award

By Michael Stratton

Partstat announced today that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies. Boeing suppliers are uniquely qualified to…

Supply Chain Inventory Challenges

By Michael Stratton

Running a supply chain operation comes with a great deal of the unexpected.  For years companies have tried to optimize and streamline their supply chains, only to have the littlest frustrations pop up in the most untimely manner.  And when I say the littlest thing, I mean something as small as a duplicated spreadsheet, or…

Excess Inventory Recovery

By Michael Stratton

Excess inventory?  Of course…everyone has it.  But, the question is, what are you doing with it?  We need to face one fact in this post, and that is most all OEM and CM companies do not have a dedicated employee for handling excess inventory.  In fact, this important aspect of the business usually gets added…