Staying Ahead of Risk with BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

The goal of any OEM or EMS provider is to identify and mitigate any risk associated with the design and production of their products. While this may be simple to say, what form such risks take can be broad and at times unpredictable; geopolitical uncertainty, unexpected component obsolescence, raw material shortages, and unforeseen externalities, such…

COVID-19 Is Making Supply Chain Collaboration More Important than Ever

By Logan Wamsley

Collaboration and communication between parties has always been the essence of a sound supply chain, but COVID-19 disruption has made it a necessity. This is true between suppliers and manufacturers, but also between independent solutions providers and their customers, which are increasingly becoming staples of the successful supply chain. According to an article in Supply…

Beyond Last Time Buysꓽ The Benefits for OCMs

By Logan Wamsley

When considering the prospect of making a last time buy, thoughts immediately turn to those actually making the last time buy. The recipient in the transaction, one might think, would be the one who receives the most benefit. While it is true that the equipment manufacturer receives a multitude of benefits incorporating a Last Time…

The Problem with Internal BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

A common attitude taken by many manufacturers is one of absolute control. This is understandable for many aspects of the manufacturing process; after all, third-party inefficiencies are one of the most common causes of supply chain disruption, such as when raw material shipments are lost or delayed, or when a contract manufacturer fails to meet…