The Modern Value Proposition for EMS Providers

By Logan Wamsley

There was a time where the role of EMS providers was fairly narrow and defined. In cooperation with their OEM partners, they took primary responsibility for the assembly and/or production of the OEM’s intellectual property (IP). Supply chains rarely went beyond two or three tiers, and sourcing electronic inventory from component manufacturers or authorized distributors…

To Overcome Obsolescence, One Last Time Buy Isn’t Enough

By Logan Wamsley

The Obsolescence Problem Component obsolescence is a widespread issue, and one that is never fully resolved. Unless a manufacturer chooses to source all necessary components in-house (a luxury in the age of global, decentralized supply chain networks), its ability to maintain extended production schedules is largely determined by its suppliers’ ability to provide regular streams…

COVID-19 Brings The Risk of Counterfeit Components to Forefront

By Logan Wamsley

Among the many issues supply chains have had to address amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one that has not made as many headlines is the increase in the number of bad actors willing to take advantage of a strained supply market with counterfeit components and products. Counterfeits Are Widespread When supply is low and coupled with…

Here’s How Manufacturers Can Improve Supply Chain Resilience NOW

By Logan Wamsley

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted even the most minor vulnerabilities in the modern supply chain — and supply chain executives are taking every precaution to ensure that for the next great black swan, their supply chain resilience is improved. Supply Chain Resilience and Agility Is Critical This fact is made clear in a new global…

How Manufacturers Can Survive the Latest Chip Shortage

By Logan Wamsley

The root cause for the unprecedented chip shortage facing the automotive industry as well as other industries such as healthcare and consumer electronics is three-fold: • The first cause has been the extreme market volatility in the automotive industry the past year, which has seen an extreme economic slowdown followed by a rapid recovery of…