How Is the Coronavirus Impacting Supply Chains?

By Logan Wamsley

The novel Coronavirus is a classic black swan for 2020 — an event that is largely unforeseeable and impossible to fully mitigate. As of this writing, the virus continues to spread to new countries beyond the boundaries of China with Australia, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, the US, and others all reporting…

How Medical OEMs Can Overcome Impending Tariffs

By Logan Wamsley

As analysts continue to follow the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, particular emphasis has been placed on how the new tariffs will affect the medical device industry. The Effect of Tariffs In May 2019, the current U.S. administration announced new tariffs as high as 25 percent, which is a significant increase considering the…

Reactive vs. Proactive Obsolescence Management Strategies

By Logan Wamsley

While all obsolescence management strategies have the same goal of ensuring the lifecycles of OEM products despite any unforeseeable disruptions, they are not all alike. Now, just because each strategy may be different in form, that does not mean they differ in terms of importance. It is unwise to consider any such strategy as “one-size-fits-all,”…