Supplier Lead Time Trends – February 2020

By Logan Wamsley

One of the key features Partstat offers Part Search users and BOM Monitoring customers is access to its Big Data — more specifically, 50 billion data points of Big Data. This data is comprised of over 56 million rows of inventory on 26 million unique parts compiled from thousands of authorized suppliers and component manufacturers.…

The Relationship Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

At Partstat, we believe that disruption can’t be consistently overcome without taking a broad picture view of the full lifecycle of an OEM product. This includes every step from inventory procurement, to the point of assembly, to the inevitable transition toward obsolescence. This is why all of the solutions Partstat offers, while valuable on their…

Partstat Last Time Buy Solution FAQ

By Logan Wamsley

There is little doubt that our Last Time Buy Solution is one-of-a-kind in the electronics manufacturing industry, and as a result of this, we receive a lot of questions regarding how it works exactly. What is it? What makes it unique? What limitations does it have? To help alleviate these concerns, we have compiled a…

New Aerospace Frontiers, Old Obsolescence Challenges

By Logan Wamsley

While initial thoughts of the aerospace industry typically conjure images of fighter jets, commercial aircraft, and possibly aftermarket parts among those who are familiar with this world, we often forget to include the rapidly growing training and simulation market. Boeing, for example, has historically been a leader in this field, but their recent announcement of…

Aerospace Vertical Integration: Where Does Our Last Time Buy Solution Fit?

By Logan Wamsley

The frequent exhaustion aerospace OEMs face relying on suppliers has had an influential impact within their supply chains. With high demands for production, this should entail an equally high level of quality that exceeds customers’ expectations. But, sadly, this is not always the case. Constantly depending upon others may take away the OEM’s ability to…

What Industries Need Long-Term Storage Capabilities? All of Them

By Logan Wamsley

One of the defining features of Partstat is our ability to offer OEMs a solution capable of helping them maintain “long-term” product lifecycles. While such phrasing is accurate, what “long-term” actually means varies from industry to industry. What is long for the smartphone market, for example, is not on par with even the shortest medical…