New Expectations for BOM Monitoring Solutions

By Logan Wamsley

Nothing is immune to change in the manufacturing industry. As consumer needs change along with advancements in technology, manufacturers do not, nor do they ever, have the option of remaining idle — or at least remaining idle with the expectation of retaining market share. In order to accomplish consistent market growth, or even remain competitive,…

Obsolescence Management: New Platform or New Employees?

By Logan Wamsley

There is arguably no greater sign of healthy company growth than news that a company is hiring new employees — and recently, despite a significant electronic component shortage that has strained many an OEM supply chain, one has not had to look hard to see this in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau…

Predict Allocation: Partstat BOM Monitoring by the “Number”

By Logan Wamsley

The benefits of adopting a BOM monitoring service need no elaboration. Lead times for once commoditized passive components are now approaching near historic highs — in some cases beyond 52 weeks — and as component manufacturers continue to ramp up production to meet escalating demand, the lifecycles of their offerings continue to shorten. The problem…

Allocation: The Forgotten Supply Chain Disruptor

By Logan Wamsley

The goal of BOM monitoring services has always been to offer OEMs and EMS providers a way to seamlessly implement a proactive supply chain infrastructure that can accurately monitor obsolescence. However, especially in competitive markets where component demand far outweighs an OCM’s ability to meet supply orders, there is another variable that can be every…

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,…

To Predict Component Allocation, There’s Only One Option

By Logan Wamsley

2018 has seen the chip market experiencing a period of nearly record demand, especially for chip capacitors, resistors, and memory such as NOR and NAND Flash. Although this surge was largely anticipated by many industry analysts, the sheer scale of it nevertheless has caught even some of the world’s leading chip manufacturers off guard. Even…