Die Banking: Why Recovery Time Matters

By Logan Wamsley

Nothing is meant to stay in storage forever, even if sometimes the timetable is so extensive it may sometimes seem that way. Even radioactive nuclear waste storage, which must remain stored and buried for at least 10,000 years, is not meant to be indefinite. By definition, storage is a three-part process: the implementation of the…

How Partstat Is Fulfilling an Electronics Industry Need for…Fulfillment

By Logan Wamsley

If inventory sourcing is the heart of the manufacturing supply chain, inventory fulfillment is the blood. Whether an OEM purchases bulk quantities of critical components upfront or through a third-party vendor late into their product’s lifecycle, it is still critical that those components are at the point of assembly when needed, in optimal condition regardless…

Live on EPS News: How OEMs Can Compress Their Cash-Conversion Cycle

By Logan Wamsley

“If one of your supply chain partners suffers a debilitating disruption, how quickly can it recover? A healthy company should have the working capital on hand to take immediate financial action. Determining the overall health of a company is far more complex than simply looking at revenues and profits. Equally important, especially for investors, is…

Long-Term Storage of Electronic Components: What Are the Options

By Logan Wamsley

The widening lifecycle mismatch between OEM products and the critical electronic inventory used to create them has had a profound effect on the modern supply chain. Where once OEMs could source the parts required over time under the assumption they would be available for a reasonable amount of time, now even components that were once…

Choosing the Right BOM Monitoring Tool for Obsolescence Management

By Logan Wamsley

Historically, BOM Monitoring services have been used to help original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, react to obsolescence in electronic components when it occurs. Upon confirmation of a critical component’s or semiconductor’s end of life, manufacturers would then either initiate a last time buy to secure sufficient inventory to support the entire lifecycle of their product,…