Who Are Partstat Solutions For? Part 1: OEMs

By Logan Wamsley

One of the common questions we receive at Partstat is who exactly are our Inventory Ownership Solutions designed for. Who is poised to take advantage of the benefits they offer, and are there any entities who are excluded from considering the service? This series of articles will try to clarify this question and highlight how…

Partstat Loves Slow-Moving Inventory — And We Want to Buy Yours!

By Logan Wamsley

Ideally, OEMs, EMS providers, and authorized distributors alike want their inventory to move fast. The quicker the inventory moves, the quicker the company receives adequate return on their investment and frees up any capital that may have been tied up. In reality, however, things rarely go according to plan. Quite often, circumstances outside of 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…

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…