Semiconductor Manufacturers Struggling With Obsoleting End-of-Life Components Should Read This

By Logan Wamsley

The issue semiconductor manufacturers face transitioning end-of-life (EOL) electronic components toward obsolescence is difficult to solve. While inevitable and necessary to continue offering products to the highest proportion of consumers, the risk of alienating a significant number of long-standing, loyal customers is ever present. Even with appropriate notice via a PCN, unexpected obsolescence puts legacy…

Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…

Partstat FAQ for Contract Manufacturers

By Logan Wamsley

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are not the only entities who benefit from the many solutions offered by Partstat. When leveraging Partstat solutions, contract manufacturers are poised to see significant improvement in their own processes and in relationships with OEMs. To help illustrate this, we have compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions we’ve received…

Partstat FAQ for OCMs

By Logan Wamsley

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Manufacturers (CMs) are not the only entities who benefit from the many solutions offered by Partstat. Component manufacturers also are poised to see a significant improvement in not only their own processes, but in their relationships with OEM and CM customers. To help illustrate this, we have compiled a…

Aerospace OEMs Are Facing a Working Capital Crisis – This Can Help

By Logan Wamsley

Most aviation-related manufacturers run at tight margins even in the best of times, so the shock of the COVID-19-related shutdown of many supply lines has been difficult to overcome, to say the least. It is worth noting that the current crisis also comes at a time when aviation manufacturing is already struggling. Parts suppliers, component…