Aerospace OEMs Are Facing a Working Capital Crisis – This Can Help

By Logan Wamsley

Most aviation-related manufacturers run at tight margins even in the best of times, so the shock of the COVID-19-related shutdown of many supply lines has been difficult to overcome, to say the least. It is worth noting that the current crisis also comes at a time when aviation manufacturing is already struggling. Parts suppliers, component…

Beyond Last Time Buysꓽ The Benefits for OCMs

By Logan Wamsley

When considering the prospect of making a last time buy, thoughts immediately turn to those actually making the last time buy. The recipient in the transaction, one might think, would be the one who receives the most benefit. While it is true that the equipment manufacturer receives a multitude of benefits incorporating a Last Time…

Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…

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…

Making a Last Time Buy? Consider Your Inventory Storage Needs

By Logan Wamsley

When it becomes clear that an OEM must make a last time buy to preserve the continuity of its business model, there are often several hang-ups that result in either delays or outright rejection of the last time buy plan altogether. One of these is the discovery of how much working capital it might take…