China’s Alleged Hypersonic Missile Test Is Bad News for Global Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

In what is being called by some analysts as a “Sputnik” moment for military technology, China shocked the world by allegedly testing a state-of-the-art, nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. According to recent reports, the missile completed a low-orbit the Earth before striking only two-dozen miles away from its intended target. The apparent rapid advancement of…

Tensions Between China and Taiwan Pose Catastrophic Supply Chain Risk

By Logan Wamsley

A Supply Chain Risk Years in the Making The eyes of the international community are now focused squarely on the relationship between China and Taiwan, highlighting a supply chain risk that could complicate an already strenuous year. Earlier this week, one day after China celebrated the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949,…

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 Rise of Freight Crime and Its Risk to Supply Chains

By Logan Wamsley

For all of the risks associated with critical inventory such as geopolitical tensions and raw material shortages, one factor not to be underestimated is the risks associated with shipment. There are, of course, shipment risks worth considering regarding packaging processes — especially in regard to sensitive electronic inventory — and there are risks that, once…

Supply Chain Lessons to Take From the Suez Canal Blockage

By Logan Wamsley

With a little help from a high tide brought by a “worm moon,” the container ship Ever Given was finally dislodged from the Suez Canal, bringing the total time it disrupted traffic to six days. While the source of the problem has been corrected, the effects of the backlog are going to reverberate across various…