Supply Chain Lessons to Take From the Suez Canal Blockage

By Logan Wamsley

With a little help from a high tide brought by a “worm moon,” the container ship Ever Given was finally dislodged from the Suez Canal, bringing the total time it disrupted traffic to six days. While the source of the problem has been corrected, the effects of the backlog are going to reverberate across various…

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…

The Consequences of a Product Redesign

By Logan Wamsley

There is an infinite number of reasons why a manufacturer in any industry would choose to redesign, or remanufacture, a product. For some OEMs, such as Apple and their annual iPhone announcements, redesigns are expected, even championed, as reflections on how rapidly technology is evolving. It could also be an OEM’s attempt to rectify design…

The Truth About Product Change Notifications

By Logan Wamsley

The ideal obsolescence management strategy requires transparency from all parties involved in the supply chain. These parties include the equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who design the consumer product, the EMS providers who assemble them, and the component manufacturers (OCMs) who provide the critical components necessary to bring the OEM’s vision to life. But when complications arise…

NXP EOL Notices

By Dan Crippen

This PDN was published on December 31, 2014 and lists all parts available with LTB dates March 31,2015, June 30,2015 and September 30, 2015. Component Last Time Buy Date Replacement  Publish Date 2PA1774Q 30/Jun/2015 2PA1774QM 12/31/2014 2PA1774R 30/Jun/2015 2PA1774RM 12/31/2014 2PA1774R 30/Jun/2015 2PA1774RM 12/31/2014 2PA1774S 30/Jun/2015 2PA1774SM 12/31/2014 2PC4617Q 30/Jun/2015 2PC4617QM 12/31/2014 2PC4617R 30/Jun/2015 2PC4617RM 12/31/2014…