Post COVID-19, OEMs Should Revisit the Value of Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

Many states including Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are already taking measures to re-open their economies, and while the COVID-19 pandemic remains as relevant as ever before, it is only a matter of time before organizations (with the help of strict social-distancing measures) attempt a relative return to normalcy. This does not mean, however, that…

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…

Making a Last Time Buy? Consider Your Inventory Storage Needs

By Logan Wamsley

When it becomes clear that an OEM must make a last time buy to preserve the continuity of its business model, there are often several hang-ups that result in either delays or outright rejection of the last time buy plan altogether. One of these is the discovery of how much working capital it might take…

Partstat Attends DMSMS 2019: Here’s What We Learned

By Logan Wamsley

As 2020 comes to a close, Partstat was proud to attend the 2019 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)/Parts Obsolescence Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a wonderful opportunity to introduce ourselves in person to the thousands of attendees who deal with the reality of obsolescence and allocation disruption on a daily basis. Many…

The Aerospace & Defense Industry Has Reason to Be Optimistic About 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Many of the challenges facing the aerospace & defense industry have been highlighted in the headlines in 2019. For example, earlier in the year, the DoD made the mistake of purchasing over $20 million in Chinese-made counterfeit goods such as specialized parkas designed to counter night vision goggles. In another example, OEMs and contractors such…

OEMs: Preparing for the Unexpected in a Global World

By Logan Wamsley

Some supply chain risks are predictable and even expected — and as such, OEMs, through proper foresight and preparation, can mitigate, if not outright eliminate, any issues that may occur because of them. Other risks, however, cannot be easily quantified, and therefore, cannot be predicted with any real assurance. One such instance is the inherent…