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…

Big Data Is a Big Deal

By Logan Wamsley

Big Data – What is it? Why is it important? How can it impact your supply chain in a big way? These questions are all valid, and may have crossed your mind once or twice, but it’s valuable to understand the reasons such thoughts are so prevalent. None of these questions should be ignored. If…

Overcoming the Costs of Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

The decision to incorporate die and wafer banking into your product designs is an easy one to make if it’s in the OEM’s capacity to do so. Not only can the custom-designed ASICs assembled during production exhibit performance enhancements on par with the best modern technology has to offer, but their narrow function also renders…

The Secret to a Successful Obsolescence Management Strategy

By Logan Wamsley

OEMs across the globe in nearly every imaginable industry, in some capacity, feel the impact of obsolescence on their supply chain. The reasons for the discontinuation of critical electronic components are varied, but regardless of the many forms obsolescence takes, there remains one true constant: It is an issue that no amount of oversight or…

Rising Prices for Electronic Components: The Full Story

By Logan Wamsley

The current component shortage has had a profound effect in all aspects of supply chains. Suppliers’ inability to increase capacity to meet demand in the automotive and IoT markets, for example, has extended lead times to unmanageable levels. In some cases, passives for once commoditized components such as MLCCs and resistors have been reported to…