Following COVID-19, It’s Time for OEMs to Consider Change

By Logan Wamsley

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown in both the personal and business spheres has had a catastrophic effect on the world economy. However, despite the obvious struggles, many organizations have taken the opportunity to re-evaluate their processes and protocols and prepare themselves not just for the next pandemic or similar incident, but for the…

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…

COVID 19 Strains Contract Manufacturers: What’s the Solution?

By Logan Wamsley

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the electronics manufacturing industry has not yet been fully revealed, but as the days continue to pass, we better understand just how broad the implications are. All aspects of the supply chain are experiencing strain, and the time has come where cost-saving solutions have not just become desirable,…

Five Questions to Ask Your Electronic Inventory Storage Provider

By Logan Wamsley

With electronic OEMs being pushed to their limits in terms of production schedules, in-house storage capacity, and working capital, the use of third-party service providers is quickly transitioning from being a luxury to a necessity. One of the first services OEMs look to have fulfilled by these third parties is electronic component storage sufficient to…

OEMs: Preparing for the Unexpected in a Global World

By Logan Wamsley

Some supply chain risks are predictable and even expected — and as such, OEMs, through proper foresight and preparation, can mitigate, if not outright eliminate, any issues that may occur because of them. Other risks, however, cannot be easily quantified, and therefore, cannot be predicted with any real assurance. One such instance is the inherent…

Should OEMs “Future Proof” Critical Inventory Storage? Yes!

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy for OEMs to consider their storage facilities, if they have such facilities at all, as entities that transcend time. Storage, by its very nature, typically is not really associated with innovation as much as keeping status quo. In other words, what gets stored should, presumably, maintain its same form and function for…