BOM Monitoring from an Engineer’s Eyes

By Logan Wamsley

When viewing the electronics manufacturing industry from the outside, it is easy to gloss over the market conditions that have every bit as much to do with the production process as the design and assembly of the product itself. Just as a chef can only cook with the right ingredients, or a car technician can…

Obsolescence Management: New Platform or New Employees?

By Logan Wamsley

There is arguably no greater sign of healthy company growth than news that a company is hiring new employees — and recently, despite a significant electronic component shortage that has strained many an OEM supply chain, one has not had to look hard to see this in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau…

3 Obsolescence Management Strategies Possible With BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

A common misconception regarding obsolescence management is that a single strategy or process can insulate an equipment manufacturer from all obsolescence-based supply chain disruptions. Many solutions on the market may promise this, but it is a promise based on a false premise. There is, at least today, no “one-size-fits-all” obsolescence management strategy capable of being…

Partstat Last Time Buy Solution FAQ

By Logan Wamsley

There is little doubt that our Last Time Buy Solution is one-of-a-kind in the electronics manufacturing industry, and as a result of this, we receive a lot of questions regarding how it works exactly. What is it? What makes it unique? What limitations does it have? To help alleviate these concerns, we have compiled a…

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…

Consumers: The Forgotten Factor of the Electronic Component Shortage

By Logan Wamsley

When analyzing the current electronic component shortage, it’s easy to narrow the discussion based in terms of dollars and cents, profits lost versus profits gained, industry growth versus stagnation, etc. It’s an echo chamber of our own making, built based on the data and conclusions that most greatly impact our business. Industry experts are excited…