Key Inflation Indicator Hits Highest Point in 30 Years, Says Federal Reserve

By Logan Wamsley

Today’s supply chain disruptions are not only affecting manufacturing industries, but also everyday consumers trying to purchase anything from chicken to golf clubs. Global climate trends, natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, shipping freight delays, and other such issues are combining with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to create a perfect storm of challenges that makes 2021 one…

Hurricane Ida Disrupts Already Fragile 2021 Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

In a typical year, despite all of the tragedy a natural disaster such as a fire, flood, or hurricane can bring, there usually aren’t very many implications for the world at large. These often horrific events may be devastating for the population in that region, but a country on the other side of world typically…

The Supply Chain Shortage Is Having Very Real Effects

By Logan Wamsley

When Elon Musk speaks, he usually draws attention. This time is no different. When asked about the reason for recent price increases in Teslas, his response gave an acute look into the state of the electronic component supply chain shortage and the consequences it might have for manufacturers and consumers. According to a May 31st…

You Just Received a PCN…Now What?

By Logan Wamsley

If your company just received a product change notification (PCN) for a critical electronic component or semiconductor, the first thing you should do is consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Of all the electronic components that transition toward obsolescence, roughly half are issued without any prior notice. While component manufactures do strive to keep…