Understanding Electronic Component Storage in the Wake of COVID-19

By Logan Wamsley

The COVID-19 pandemic, for all of the fear and tragedy that it is responsible for around the world, has been equally disruptive in the business world. Long-standing strategies used for sourcing electronic components, semiconductors, and related products from distributors on an as-needed basis have suddenly hit a brick wall, and OEMs around the world are…

U.S. Manufacturers Feeling the Supply Chain Squeeze Should Consider Semiconductor Storage Possibilities

By Logan Wamsley

As the Coronavirus-caused lockdown of the world economy continues, supply chains across virtually all industries are feeling the squeeze. Among the industries most feeling the effects is transportation; as air lanes are being ever-more aggressively shuttered, key goods ranging from food perishables to sensitive electronic components are experiencing delays that many companies were not prepared…

Making a Last Time Buy? Consider Your Inventory Storage Needs

By Logan Wamsley

When it becomes clear that an OEM must make a last time buy to preserve the continuity of its business model, there are often several hang-ups that result in either delays or outright rejection of the last time buy plan altogether. One of these is the discovery of how much working capital it might take…

The Aerospace & Defense Industry Has Reason to Be Optimistic About 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Many of the challenges facing the aerospace & defense industry have been highlighted in the headlines in 2019. For example, earlier in the year, the DoD made the mistake of purchasing over $20 million in Chinese-made counterfeit goods such as specialized parkas designed to counter night vision goggles. In another example, OEMs and contractors such…