The Value of Business Continuity in a Last Time Buy Transaction

By Logan Wamsley

Only a week into 2021, and it is becoming clear that much of the uncertainty that clouded 2020 has remained, and in some cases, even exacerbated. The United Kingdom has just imposed another nationwide lockdown following the rapid spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant, global vaccination distribution remains a topic of discussion (it has…

Partstat Loves Slow-Moving Inventory — And We Want to Buy Yours!

By Logan Wamsley

Ideally, OEMs, EMS providers, and authorized distributors alike want their inventory to move fast. The quicker the inventory moves, the quicker the company receives adequate return on their investment and frees up any capital that may have been tied up. In reality, however, things rarely go according to plan. Quite often, circumstances outside of the…

Semiconductor Manufacturers Struggling With Obsoleting End-of-Life Components Should Read This

By Logan Wamsley

The issue semiconductor manufacturers face transitioning end-of-life (EOL) electronic components toward obsolescence is difficult to solve. While inevitable and necessary to continue offering products to the highest proportion of consumers, the risk of alienating a significant number of long-standing, loyal customers is ever present. Even with appropriate notice via a PCN, unexpected obsolescence puts legacy…

Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…

Contract Electronics Manufacturers: Free Up Your Cash Flow With Partstat

By Logan Wamsley

Contract electronics manufacturers, especially in today’s environment, struggle with cash flow issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the need for businesses to free up what limited capital they have on hand to not just meet their production goals, but to implement critical safety measures to keep their employees safe. “[I]n a time like this,…