Setting the Aerospace Supply Chain Up for Success After COVID-19

By Logan Wamsley

The future of the aerospace industry and its supply chain coming into 2020 was bright, but no one could have predicted how much would change in just a few short months. Virtually every major industry experienced significant challenges in the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but few were quite as widespread or highly publicized as…

The Value of Business Continuity in a Last Time Buy Transaction

By Logan Wamsley

Only a week into 2021, and it is becoming clear that much of the uncertainty that clouded 2020 has remained, and in some cases, even exacerbated. The United Kingdom has just imposed another nationwide lockdown following the rapid spread of a more transmissible COVID-19 variant, global vaccination distribution remains a topic of discussion (it has…

Four Reasons Why OEMs Need Guaranteed Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

No two electronic component or semiconductor types are exactly alike, and as a result, no two types will have identical storage needs. For some components, simple, secure, climate-controlled storage will suffice to meet long-term production schedules, while other pieces of inventory, such as raw die and wafer necessary for the assembly of ASICs, require the…

Staying Ahead of Risk with BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

The goal of any OEM or EMS provider is to identify and mitigate any risk associated with the design and production of their products. While this may be simple to say, what form such risks take can be broad and at times unpredictable; geopolitical uncertainty, unexpected component obsolescence, raw material shortages, and unforeseen externalities, such…

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…