EDX Critical Inventory Storage Solution FAQ

The demands of the manufacturing industry have changed drastically in recent years – and in turn, manufacturers’ long-term storage needs have greatly increased in complexity. Through such periods of rapid change, EDX has remained at the forefront of the supply chain industry. By combining the latest technologies and innovations with valuable industry experience, we have all the tools available to customize a solution uniquely designed for you and your supply chain.

Going through all of the many facets of this solution takes time (our Critical Inventory Storage Solution page would be a great place to start), but for those just looking to have a specific question answered, we have compiled a brief list of some of the most common ones our supply chain strategists have received:

What are some defining features of your solution?

There are almost too many to count! We have strived to craft a solution suitable for even the most sensitive, irreplaceable electronic inventory – and over time we have added additional features that reflect the ever-changing needs of our customers. For generic, commoditized components, we offer secure, climate-controlled storage. For components that represent a significant investment – and a significant loss should the unthinkable occur – we have built the supply chain industry’s only custom storage vault designed to protect electronic inventory against any disruption known to man (fire, magnetic interference, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, even political turmoil). We also offer industry-leading die banking powered by SmartDry™ technology. These features are backed by ISO 9001:2015-certified processes, an experienced staff, and global custom fulfillment capabilities that allow us to pack and ship inventory anywhere in the world.

What is the maximum amount of time you will store electronic inventory?

One of the defining features of our Critical Inventory Storage Solution is our ability to store inventory for as long as the customer requires. Five years, seven years, it doesn’t matter; there are no term limits! Typically, the term limit directly corresponds to the lifecycle of the product the manufacturer is trying to support – and depending on the industry, this number can vary drastically. No term length is too long or too short, and all can take advantage of the significant savings this solution can offer.

Is the OEM required to take a minimum shipment over a specified length of time?

Nope! We will hold your inventory already owned for as long as you need us to, and you’ll have free reign to take as much as you wish, as often as you wish. If you require us to hold your inventory for 20 years with only a single turnover during that span, that’s perfectly fine.

What are some of the unique fulfillment capabilities you offer?

EDX’s footprint includes warehouses in North America, Europe, and the APAC region, which allows us to cater to even the strictest fulfillment schedules regardless of shipment size or customer location. To watch a neat video that goes into detail about our customizable fulfillment capabilities, just visit our Fulfillment Solutions page here.

What certifications do you have?

All our processes are ISO 9001:2015-certified by TÜV SÜD America. For the aerospace industry, which EDX has deep roots in, we are also AS9120-certified.

How much does it cost?

Every electronic component is different, and each requires its own distinct procedures to ensure it performs optimally at the time of assembly. Die and wafer banking, for example, requires the use of our desiccant ECD dry cabinets to maintain a suitable relative humidity. Specifications component to component can vary wildly, which makes apples-to-apples pricing difficult. What we can say, however, is that our solution has saved all of our customers significant infrastructure and administrative costs, preserved downstream revenues, and eliminated all of the financial risks typically associated with long-term component storage. Click here to read one of our case studies!

Does your Critical Storage Solution require the customer to have a minimum credit rating?

Not at all! If you own the inventory, we can store it and fulfill it! There are no restrictions whatsoever regarding industry, component type, or credit rating.

If your question was not answered here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Just email us at solutions@edxelectronics.com or give us a call at 407-831-4100. We’re here to help, and we’d love to hear exactly what storage solutions your supply chain requires!

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