Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…

The Electronics Manufacturing Industry Has a Lot to Be Thankful For This Year

By Logan Wamsley

Fast-paced, competitive business environments are not ones that often lend themselves to quiet moments of reflection. The need to continually push forward, meet deadlines and production orders, and reach the pinnacle of your industry (and remain there once that is achieved) are all-compassing goals that require near-constant diligence. As William S. Burroughs once famously said,…

History of the Partstat Last Time Buy Solution

By Logan Wamsley

27+ years of industry experience looks nice in bold lettering, and even better on our website paired next to one of our solutions that addresses the most pressing issues facing the modern supply chain: component obsolescence, business continuity, etc. Putting a number on our experience, however, does come with some unintended drawbacks. Just looking at…

A Tale of Two Manufacturers, and the Last Time Buys Between Them

By Logan Wamsley

With the current electronic component shortage crisis, the relationships between OEMs and contract manufacturers are of the utmost importance. Continuing to conduct business as usual is no longer an option. Success can only be achieved by building better relationships across all levels of your supply chain — and if there’s a disconnect, everyone is impacted.…

The Ideal BOM Monitoring Solution Must Offer These 3 Things

By Logan Wamsley

When an OEM or EMS provider decides to adopt a BOM monitoring service into their supply chain, what do they expect to receive? And once it has been received, does it really provide what today’s supply chain requires? If we are discussing the vast majority of offerings currently available, the answer is relatively simple. With…