Should OEMs “Future Proof” Critical Inventory Storage? Yes!

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy for OEMs to consider their storage facilities, if they have such facilities at all, as entities that transcend time. Storage, by its very nature, typically is not really associated with innovation as much as keeping status quo. In other words, what gets stored should, presumably, maintain its same form and function for…

BOM Monitoring: Putting Obsolescence Management Back in OEM Hands

By Logan Wamsley

Traditionally, equipment manufacturers have viewed obsolescence management as a strategy that requires implementation only when the market explicitly declares it necessary. Through a product change notification (PCN) or other similar channel, the buyer would be notified when a pivot is necessary. Under certain circumstances, this is not necessarily a poor strategy — such a model…

Consumers: The Forgotten Factor of the Electronic Component Shortage

By Logan Wamsley

When analyzing the current electronic component shortage, it’s easy to narrow the discussion based in terms of dollars and cents, profits lost versus profits gained, industry growth versus stagnation, etc. It’s an echo chamber of our own making, built based on the data and conclusions that most greatly impact our business. Industry experts are excited…

Where Last Time Buys Fit into the Aerospace Industry

By Logan Wamsley

There are some aerospace products that will never be considered obsolete. Many of the largest component manufacturers in the industry have been supplying nuts and bolts to aircraft specifications for decades — and other than oscillating between titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and other exotic materials, those designs are not going away anytime soon. Other products…