The Electronics Manufacturing Industry Has a Lot to Be Thankful For This Year

By Logan Wamsley

Fast-paced, competitive business environments are not ones that often lend themselves to quiet moments of reflection. The need to continually push forward, meet deadlines and production orders, and reach the pinnacle of your industry (and remain there once that is achieved) are all-compassing goals that require near-constant diligence. As William S. Burroughs once famously said,…

The Limitations of a Product Change Notification

By Logan Wamsley

The issuance of a product change notification (PCN) from a component manufacturer has become a key part of an OEM’s production process. While each component manufacturer will have their own unique policy regarding PCNs, essentially their goal is to notify customers of an impending decision that may impact their supply chain. For example, if the…

Counterfeit Prevention Starts With Purchasing Direct from the OCM

By Logan Wamsley

The issue of counterfeit electronic components unknowingly entering into OEM product designs has always been an inherent risk, but as counterfeit suppliers have gotten more sophisticated in their approach and have succeeded in entering designs ranging from life-saving medical devices to military equipment, the electronics industry has of late been rushing to uncover solutions to…

The Connection Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

The inventory procurement process in the middle of a production run for most manufacturers moves so fast that many engineers do not stop to consider exactly how the process is typically structured. Rather than viewing the process as a singular event, it instead can be broken down into a three-step process: notification, inventory discovery, and…

The Value of BOM Monitoring in the Production Phase

By Logan Wamsley

There is a misconception that exists in the electronics manufacturing industry that the implementation of BOM monitoring only becomes valuable at a very specific point in an OEM product’s lifecycle — a late point. This could not be further from the truth, and what the one-of-a-kind features of Partstat BOM Monitoring seek to change. When…