The Top Supply Chain Disruptors in Each U.S. Region

By Logan Wamsley

The study of geography and climate is a fascinating one. The infinite variations in landscapes, temperature, humidity, and inclement weather patterns have the potential to keep any scholar busy for decades — especially as long-standing trends continue to evolve over time. But outside of academia, such data has numerous applications in the business world, as…

Partstat Introduces Industry-Leading Die and Wafer Banking Solution

By Logan Wamsley

Partstat has officially announced new die and wafer banking capabilities for their customers around the world. While banking raw wafer and die has become a valuable option for OEMs who wish to ensure the lifecycle of their products against component obsolescence and other supply chain disruptions, the cost of entry for the necessary equipment has…

Partstat Completes Construction of Custom Storage Vault

By Logan Wamsley

After an extensive planning and construction process, Partstat is officially declaring its custom storage vault completed and ready for business. As the latest addition to Partstat’s last time buy and storage offerings, this structure initially conceived by Partstat CEO Dennis Menefee as the answer to an inherent market need for guaranteed business continuity throughout even…

Automakers Feeling Effects of Factory Fires, But They’re Not Alone

By Logan Wamsley

EBN has reported that American automaker Ford — as well as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Mercedes — recently experienced a significant supply chain disruption due to a fire at the Meridian Magnesium factory in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The disruption was so substantial that Ford was forced to halt production of their popular F-150 truck…

Die and Wafer Banking Costs: Prohibitive or Accessible?

By Logan Wamsley

In addition to added IP protection and ASIC performance efficiency, one of the greatest strengths of die and wafer banking is long-term cost-effectiveness. At the current rate of innovation and exponentially increasing demand, some critical components are transitioning to obsolescence before they even hit the market. To counter, if the OEM chooses to operate in…

Fire: The Oldest and Deadliest Risk to Supply Chain Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

The idea of a raging fire consuming large portions of what we hold dear is one of the oldest threats mankind has faced — and while multiple millennia’s worth of technology, planning, and old-fashioned trial-and-error have minimized this risk somewhat in general households, in the manufacturing industry many analysts have moved this issue back to…