The Normalization of Counterfeit Chips and Components

By Logan Wamsley

One of the major and unfortunate consequences of a global supply chain disruption like the one still being felt today is that it opens up opportunities for bad actors. And almost like clockwork, recent reports have been circulating through the news cycle that the number of counterfeit chips and components within supply chains has exponentially…

Healthcare Supply Chains Are Facing a Cost Issue

By Logan Wamsley

We have reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where we are beginning to understand just what some of the long-term implications might be from the last year. Notably, while shortages for some critical healthcare equipment such as N95 masks, KN95 masks, and isolation gowns have noticeably subsided, raw material shortages have continued to constrain…

The Modern Value Proposition for EMS Providers

By Logan Wamsley

There was a time where the role of EMS providers was fairly narrow and defined. In cooperation with their OEM partners, they took primary responsibility for the assembly and/or production of the OEM’s intellectual property (IP). Supply chains rarely went beyond two or three tiers, and sourcing electronic inventory from component manufacturers or authorized distributors…

EMS Providers: What Could You Do With Extra Working Capital?

By Logan Wamsley

EMS providers commonly operate on profit margins in the low single digits. Just to remain competitive, they are often forced to walk a fine line where a few unexpected expenses can mean the difference between profitability and total insolvency. This can be fixed with the help of a Partstat EOL Last Time Buy Solution, which…

Supply Chain Resilience Starts With Transparency

By Logan Wamsley

Amid ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic — which most recently have taken the form of a global chip shortfall that has the attention of lawmakers around the world — there is renewed focus on the importance of manufacturers building and maintaining long-term relationships with their suppliers and EMS providers. Continuing the Conversation on…