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…

What OEM Customers Want: The Value of Intellectual Property

By Logan Wamsley

Imagine that your product sits on a shelf directly next to your competition. Now imagine that your customer strolls by with their shopping cart and considers each carefully. He or she picks the product up, reads the labels, perhaps shakes it a few times, and then, almost arbitrarily, decides which to take and walks away.…

The Dangers of Compromising on Electronic Component Storage

By Logan Wamsley

An equipment manufacturer can easily be judged based on how they store their critical electronic inventory. Not all manufacturers have an inherent need to store electronics, but those that do take on the added responsibility of ensuring that they work in accordance with the expectations of the engineers, as well as the consumers the company…

You Just Received a PCN…Now What?

By Logan Wamsley

If your company just received a product change notification (PCN) for a critical electronic component or semiconductor, the first thing you should do is consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Of all the electronic components that transition toward obsolescence, roughly half are issued without any prior notice. While component manufactures do strive to keep…