Automaker Supply Chains Are Strained. We Know the Solution

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy to view supply chain disruption in strict terms of dollars and cents, of profits made and losses accumulated, but consequences go far beyond that. Adjusting priorities and production delays is one thing, but human consequences are quite another. Such consequences can be easily seen today in automaker supply chains, which have recently…

Partstat Last Time Buy Solution FAQ

By Logan Wamsley

There is little doubt that our Last Time Buy Solution is one-of-a-kind in the electronics manufacturing industry, and as a result of this, we receive a lot of questions regarding how it works exactly. What is it? What makes it unique? What limitations does it have? To help alleviate these concerns, we have compiled a…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

A last time buy, as does every supply chain decision, always comes down to money – money tied up, money spent, money saved, and money made. Going further, any decision that comes down to money must also be taken within context of time. If I spend this amount now, how long until I see return…

Rising Prices for Electronic Components: The Full Story

By Logan Wamsley

The current component shortage has had a profound effect in all aspects of supply chains. Suppliers’ inability to increase capacity to meet demand in the automotive and IoT markets, for example, has extended lead times to unmanageable levels. In some cases, passives for once commoditized components such as MLCCs and resistors have been reported to…