COVID-19 Is Making Supply Chain Collaboration More Important than Ever

By Logan Wamsley

Collaboration and communication between parties has always been the essence of a sound supply chain, but COVID-19 disruption has made it a necessity. This is true between suppliers and manufacturers, but also between independent solutions providers and their customers, which are increasingly becoming staples of the successful supply chain. According to an article in Supply…

The Limitations of a Product Change Notification

By Logan Wamsley

The issuance of a product change notification (PCN) from a component manufacturer has become a key part of an OEM’s production process. While each component manufacturer will have their own unique policy regarding PCNs, essentially their goal is to notify customers of an impending decision that may impact their supply chain. For example, if the…

The Value of BOM Monitoring in the Production Phase

By Logan Wamsley

There is a misconception that exists in the electronics manufacturing industry that the implementation of BOM monitoring only becomes valuable at a very specific point in an OEM product’s lifecycle — a late point. This could not be further from the truth, and what the one-of-a-kind features of Partstat BOM Monitoring seek to change. When…

BOM Monitoring from an Engineer’s Eyes

By Logan Wamsley

When viewing the electronics manufacturing industry from the outside, it is easy to gloss over the market conditions that have every bit as much to do with the production process as the design and assembly of the product itself. Just as a chef can only cook with the right ingredients, or a car technician can…

The Need for Rapid RFQs in the Modern Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

So much of the business continuity that defines the success of an electronic equipment supply chain — or any supply chain — is based on an OEM’s ability to maintain open lines of communication with their suppliers. The act of transitioning an active electronic component or semiconductor to obsolescence, for example, is a decision made…