Die and Wafer Banking with Partstat Dry Cabinet Technology

By Logan Wamsley

Die and wafer banking, on a basic level, is a process that remains somewhat consistent from service provider to service provider. Essentially, when an OEM chooses to adopt ASICs or other similar electronic components into their product designs, but does not have the infrastructure in place to properly protect them from external climate conditions (particularly…

Die Banking: Why Recovery Time Matters

By Logan Wamsley

Nothing is meant to stay in storage forever, even if sometimes the timetable is so extensive it may sometimes seem that way. Even radioactive nuclear waste storage, which must remain stored and buried for at least 10,000 years, is not meant to be indefinite. By definition, storage is a three-part process: the implementation of the…

2019 New Year Resolutions for Your Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

2018 has officially come and gone, and for many professionals involved in the manufacturing supply chain, the end couldn’t have come soon enough. Despite the electronic component market increasing approximately 8% – with even faster growth expected in 2019 with the rollout of 5G networks – supply has consistently failed to match the skyrocketing demand.…

How Partstat Is Fulfilling an Electronics Industry Need for…Fulfillment

By Logan Wamsley

If inventory sourcing is the heart of the manufacturing supply chain, inventory fulfillment is the blood. Whether an OEM purchases bulk quantities of critical components upfront or through a third-party vendor late into their product’s lifecycle, it is still critical that those components are at the point of assembly when needed, in optimal condition regardless…

Reactive vs. Proactive Obsolescence Management Strategies

By Logan Wamsley

While all obsolescence management strategies have the same goal of ensuring the lifecycles of OEM products despite any unforeseeable disruptions, they are not all alike. Now, just because each strategy may be different in form, that does not mean they differ in terms of importance. It is unwise to consider any such strategy as “one-size-fits-all,”…