The Financial Toll of Last Time Buys on OEMs

By Logan Wamsley

Last time buys will always be the central concern of every successful obsolescence management strategy. BOM monitoring gives OEMs the tools needed to stay ahead of obsolescence, proper long-term storage infrastructure gives them the means to maintain end-of-life inventory post-obsolescence, and the implementation of die and wafer banking into their product designs allows them to…

Addressing Two Primary Concerns Associated with Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

When making the decision to implement ASICs into their product designs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often look at the benefits ASICs can offer their supply chain. Tighter obsolescence management procedures, more secure IP protection, increases in processing speeds and efficiency, and significantly reduced assembly and packaging costs are just a few of the advantages ASICs…

The Significance of Partstat’s ISO Certifications

By Logan Wamsley

Regardless of services offered or products manufactured, there have always been certain universal quality management standards implemented by the world’s most successful companies. At the center of these standards was a deceptively simple concept: maximizing customer satisfaction. For most of history, these standards went largely unwritten – a common endpoint reached through trial and error…