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16 Oct 2018 No Comments

Don’t Be a Salmon, Embrace Last Time Buys

Salmon are fascinating creatures in that that they are created with an inherent instinct to defy the natural order. In a world where common sense and logic nudge all forms […]
10 Oct 2018 No Comments

How to Survive the Aerospace Price Inflation Squeeze

Maturing generations have a tendency to view price inflation as a symptom of the modern age. With a tear in their eye, they recall the days when a piece of […]
2 Oct 2018 No Comments

Long-Term Storage of Electronic Components: What Are the Options

The widening lifecycle mismatch between OEM products and the critical electronic inventory used to create them has had a profound effect on the modern supply chain. Where once OEMs could […]
27 Sep 2018 No Comments

The Expanding Role of Contract Manufacturers, and Their Limits

There was a time in the not-so-distant past where contract manufacturers (CMs) fulfilled a singular role in an OEM supply chain: product assembly. It’s a vital step in the manufacturing […]
21 Sep 2018 No Comments

The Price of an EOL Component Is More Than You Think

The passive electronic components that make up so much of what we use in our everyday lives are getting both smaller and more common. 15 years ago, the total number […]
18 Sep 2018 No Comments

The Flaw in Your Working Capital Management Strategy

Each year that passes in the world of manufacturing seems to operate around a particular theme. In 2018, this theme appears to be working capital management, with supply chain executives […]