The Value of Business Continuity in a Last Time Buy Transaction

By Logan Wamsley

Only a week into 2021, and it is becoming clear that much of the uncertainty that clouded 2020 has remained, and in some cases, even exacerbated. The United Kingdom has just imposed another nationwide lockdown following the rapid spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant, global vaccination distribution remains a topic of discussion (it has…

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…

Alcoa Provides Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts Worldwide

By Logan Wamsley

Alcoa, the world’s eighth largest producer of aluminum and valued Partstat customer, has been extremely active in its efforts to serve both its local community and communities around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its foundation, Alcoa has pledged over $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts throughout the areas in which the…

Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…

Partstat Partner Newswire: January 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Mouser Releases Ebook on Robotics in Collaboration with TE Connectivity Mouser Electronics, in collaboration with TE Connectivity, has announced via press release a new eBook designed to inform engineers and other industry professionals about the various functions and applications of industrial robotics. Titled Solutions for Robots and Robot Control, the eBook collects articles and thought…