The Hidden Fees Behind Inventory Carrying Costs

By Logan Wamsley

No manufacturer is under the delusion that warehousing inventory for any length of time comes without inherent costs. But as terms continue to increase, many manufacturers are surprised by just how quickly they accumulate, and how many different forms they take. Inventory carrying costs represent somewhat of a catch-all term, and can be associated with…

How Partstat Is Fulfilling an Electronics Industry Need for…Fulfillment

By Logan Wamsley

If inventory sourcing is the heart of the manufacturing supply chain, inventory fulfillment is the blood. Whether an OEM purchases bulk quantities of critical components upfront or through a third-party vendor late into their product’s lifecycle, it is still critical that those components are at the point of assembly when needed, in optimal condition regardless…

Trade the Band-Aid for a Vault: Invest in Critical Inventory Storage Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

Hurricanes. Fires. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Flooding. Tsunamis. Oh my! There is no stopping Mother Nature. Natural disasters are something that we are not able to avoid, but they are something we can prepare for. “According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017’s weather and climate-related disasters cost a record $306 billion in the United…

Long-Term Storage of Electronic Components: What Are the Options

By Logan Wamsley

The widening lifecycle mismatch between OEM products and the critical electronic inventory used to create them has had a profound effect on the modern supply chain. Where once OEMs could source the parts required over time under the assumption they would be available for a reasonable amount of time, now even components that were once…