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…

Supplier Lead Time Trends – February 2020

By Logan Wamsley

One of the key features Partstat offers Part Search users and BOM Monitoring customers is access to its Big Data — more specifically, 50 billion data points of Big Data. This data is comprised of over 56 million rows of inventory on 26 million unique parts compiled from thousands of authorized suppliers and component manufacturers.…

Supplier Lead Time Trends – January 2020

By Logan Wamsley

One of the key features Partstat offers Part Search users and BOM Monitoring customers is access to its Big Data — more specifically, 50 billion data points of Big Data. This data is comprised of over 56 million rows of inventory on 26 million unique parts compiled from thousands of authorized suppliers and component manufacturers.…

Bill of Material Length in Automotive Is Going to Get a Lot Longer

By Logan Wamsley

The demand for electronic components and semiconductors in the automotive market has, and will continue to be, one of the primary drivers of the electronics manufacturing industry. The average combustion engine common in today’s vehicles, for example, contains 2,000-3,000 capacitors. This has proved to significantly impact component lead times and allocation designations throughout multiple industries…

What Do Engineers Fear Most? Unpredictability

By Logan Wamsley

While Halloween may be the time of year that some of us expect to be scared out of our wits, the good news is that Halloween is a predictable event. Every year, it arrives on the same day, and those of us who get scared easily can plan ahead to ensure our blood pressure remains…

The Value of BOM Monitoring in the Production Phase

By Logan Wamsley

There is a misconception that exists in the electronics manufacturing industry that the implementation of BOM monitoring only becomes valuable at a very specific point in an OEM product’s lifecycle — a late point. This could not be further from the truth, and what the one-of-a-kind features of Partstat BOM Monitoring seek to change. When…