New Data Reveals Depths of Supply Chain Crisis

By Logan Wamsley

The modern supply chain is in a crisis. Although supply chain disruptions occur in some form annually, and major disruptions occur in cycles at least every few years, 2021 is proving to be a different beast. Inflation, raw materials shortages, port congestion, political tensions within nations that constitute critical pain points for critical electronic component…

Medical Device Manufacturers Have a Cost Problem

By Logan Wamsley

Manufacturers of critical, life-saving healthcare equipment deal with a myriad of complexities and regulations that no other industry has to consider. Many of these considerations require significant additional costs, and in an era that has been defined by risks and disruption include supply chain delays, inflation, raw material shortages, extensive lead times, natural disasters, geopolitical…

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…

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…