Four Reasons Why OEMs Need Guaranteed Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

No two electronic component or semiconductor types are exactly alike, and as a result, no two types will have identical storage needs. For some components, simple, secure, climate-controlled storage will suffice to meet long-term production schedules, while other pieces of inventory, such as raw die and wafer necessary for the assembly of ASICs, require the…

The Top Supply Chain Disruptors in Each U.S. Region

By Logan Wamsley

The study of geography and climate is a fascinating one. The infinite variations in landscapes, temperature, humidity, and inclement weather patterns have the potential to keep any scholar busy for decades — especially as long-standing trends continue to evolve over time. But outside of academia, such data has numerous applications in the business world, as…

Fire: The Oldest and Deadliest Risk to Supply Chain Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

The idea of a raging fire consuming large portions of what we hold dear is one of the oldest threats mankind has faced — and while multiple millennia’s worth of technology, planning, and old-fashioned trial-and-error have minimized this risk somewhat in general households, in the manufacturing industry many analysts have moved this issue back to…

Does Your Obsolescence Management Strategy Require a Vault?

By Logan Wamsley

One doesn’t have to try hard to recall the earthquake and tsunami disaster that befell the coast of Tohoku on March 11th, 2011. In addition to the 15,894 confirmed people who lost their lives, 120,000 buildings were destroyed, 278,000 were half-destroyed, 726,000 suffered partial damage, and the total economic damage could be valued as high…