The Problem with Just-In-Time Inventory

By Logan Wamsley

According to a recent study from commercial real-estate firm CBRE, nearly 96% of existing space in the U.S. is currently in use, and large companies are working quickly to adapt to a new but uncomfortable reality: space, where it can be found, is expensive. For today’s manufacturers, it’s not uncommon to pay up to 30%…

Are You Prepared to Store Electronic Inventory Long Term?

By Logan Wamsley

The inventory list for OEM products is more varied than at any point in history. Electronic inventory, for example, with the market’s continued emphasis on miniaturization, performance, and energy efficiency has gone through a drastic evolution that has necessitated the use of specialized storage strategies. Where basic climate-controlled warehousing infrastructure would once suffice, now strict…

Supply Chains Disruptions Have Defined 2021 — Time for Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

2021 is not even half over, but already we have seen several glaring examples of just how fragile the modern supply chain really is. Irrespective of company size, product, or industry, one or more supply chain disruptions have the potential for disastrous consequences for manufacturers and other businesses. One example was recently seen with the…

The Rise of Freight Crime and Its Risk to Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

For all of the risks associated with critical inventory such as geopolitical tensions and raw material shortages, one factor not to be underestimated is the risks associated with shipment. There are, of course, shipment risks worth considering regarding packaging processes — especially in regard to sensitive electronic inventory — and there are risks that, once…

The Hidden Fees Behind Inventory Carrying Costs

By Logan Wamsley

No manufacturer is under the delusion that warehousing inventory for any length of time comes without inherent costs. But as terms continue to increase, many manufacturers are surprised by just how quickly they accumulate, and how many different forms they take. Inventory carrying costs represent somewhat of a catch-all term, and can be associated with…