Partstat Excess Inventory Solution FAQ

By Logan Wamsley

Ensuring that the critical electronic components on your bill of material are readily available is an important element of any successful obsolescence management strategy, but it is not the only element. Equally important is the ability to easily transition from one product lifecycle to another without taking on added burdens caused by excess inventory. Not…

The Opportunity Costs of Excess Inventory

By Logan Wamsley

The common industry rule of thumb for excess inventory is that for every year it sits in warehousing, it can cost your company 25-30 percent of the inventory’s original value. Such costs include basic service and handling costs (handler wages, handling equipment, power and climate controls, etc.), as well as the costs of associated taxes…

Excess Inventory: The Case Against Premature Lot Bids

By Logan Wamsley

Excess inventory isn’t something that many of our customers like to talk about at first, but especially considering the current state of the market, we think it’s a conversation that needs to be had. We are currently experiencing the longest and largest electronic component shortage since the turn of the century, but despite market demand…

Shortages Mean Big Opportunities for OEMs with Excess Inventory

By Logan Wamsley

Analyst projections regarding the current electronic component shortages have been bleak since 2017, and with 2019 nearly here, the news hasn’t gotten any better. According to Partstat uploader Avnet, lead times for new MLCC orders are now stretching beyond 50 weeks, and with demand still hovering around all-time highs, the situation is not expected to…