What Can OCMs Do to Retain Long-Standing OEM Customers?

By Logan Wamsley

There is very little understanding as of now to just what the long-term effects of COVID-19 will be for supply chains, and more specifically, supply chains as they relate to component manufacturers (OCMs). Recent news has been somewhat positive as many component manufacturers prepare to resume production, but resuming at full capacity is largely out…

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…