The Link Between Obsolescence Management and Transparency

By Logan Wamsley

Although many manufacturing cycles in the last century have been defined by periods of consolidation and diversification (aerospace being a notable example of this), few analysts would argue that the electronics supply chain has not grown substantially more complex in a relatively short amount of time. Many industries that rarely had need for much beyond…

BOM Monitoring: Putting Obsolescence Management Back in OEM Hands

By Logan Wamsley

Traditionally, equipment manufacturers have viewed obsolescence management as a strategy that requires implementation only when the market explicitly declares it necessary. Through a product change notification (PCN) or other similar channel, the buyer would be notified when a pivot is necessary. Under certain circumstances, this is not necessarily a poor strategy — such a model…

Big Data Is a Big Deal

By Logan Wamsley

Big Data – What is it? Why is it important? How can it impact your supply chain in a big way? These questions are all valid, and may have crossed your mind once or twice, but it’s valuable to understand the reasons such thoughts are so prevalent. None of these questions should be ignored. If…