Last Time Buy Solutions

Last Time Buy Solutions

We will buy and store 20 years or more of Last Time Buy Inventory to support your production and service commitments. Already own your Last Time Buy Inventory? Use our infrastructure. We will gladly store and fulfill it for you.

Last Time Buy Solutions

Our customers make products that have long life cycles, usually beyond 10 or even 20 years. However, the semiconductors, electronic components and computer products that are used to make up these products, have much shorter life cycles. We support our customers by securing multiple years of these components as they are obsoleted by component manufacturers.

EDX is the only supply chain partner that will purchase, own, store and fulfill end-of-life components, beyond 20 years. This solution has proven to preserve working capital, reduce inventory carrying costs and improve business continuity.

Purchase 20 Years or More of Inventory – EDX will buy multiple years of Last Time Buy Inventory direct from the component manufacturer to support both your production and long-term service commitments.
Improve Working Capital – EDX has purchased over $100 million of Last Time Buy Inventory, preserving our customers’ working capital.
Reduce Days On-hand Inventory – Days of on-hand inventory will be drastically reduced by virtue of EDX’s purchase and long-term storage of Last Time Buy Inventory.
Lower Inventory Carrying Costs – EDX has reduced our customers’ annual inventory carrying costs by 42%. Our customers avoid Inventory Carrying Costs including: Capital Cost, Inventory Service Cost, and Inventory Storage Costs.

Already Own Last Time Buy Inventory?

If you have already purchased the Last Time Buy Inventory required to support your long-term production and service commitments, you can still take advantage of EDX’s industry-leading storage and global fulfillment capabilities. This will ensure that your already-owned critical inventory will be securely warehoused in an environment optimized for long-term electronic component storage, as well as available for shipment whenever, wherever, and however your production schedule demands.

Beyond Last Time Buys

Last time buys resulting from component obsolescence are one of the primary reasons OEMs find themselves requiring the purchase, warehousing, and long-term fulfillment of inventory, but they are not the only reason. The many benefits of our solution — including the preservation of working capital, savings on annual carrying costs, and industry-leading delivery schedules without term limits — can be applied to other common situations, as well. Below are just a few examples that illustrate how our OEM customers have taken advantage of this unique solution:

Price Inflation

To stay ahead of price inflation, many OEMs opt to lock in today’s cost by making a bulk purchase of critical inventory upfront. Utilizing our solution for bulk purchases has also been proven to equip customers with the leverage required to negotiate significant discounts.

Long-Term Service Commitments

In some industries known for extended product life cycles, it is common for OEMs to offer customers regular onsite upgrade, repair, and maintenance services. To do so, however, requires OEMs to purchase minimum bulk quantities of Field Repair Units for services that may not be rendered for several years. Our solution offers customers the means to budget the costs associated with these units, as well as a storage infrastructure capable of fulfilling them as needed.


ASICs, in addition to the IP protection they offer, are the least expensive way to own inventory. Many OEMs, however, lack the proper infrastructure to properly bank moisture-sensitive ASICs in die and wafer form. Located in our vault, which features industry-leading fire and ESD protection, EDX’s desiccant EDC SmartDry ™ cabinets intelligently maintain a relative humidity as low as of 0.5%, making them ideal for long-term die and wafer banking.

Calculate Your Carrying Cost Savings

Inventory Carrying Costs range between 15% and 25% annually. These costs include Capital costs, Service costs (insurance, handling, taxes) and Storage costs (warehousing, labor, administration)

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Services Included

Purchasing Services
  • Purchase order administration
  • Import administration
  • Import logistics
  • Lead time administration
Warehousing Services
  • North America, Europe, APAC (partners)
  • Physical receiving, inspection, storage
  • Administration, audits, cycle counts
  • Secured, climate controlled, ESD warehouses
  • Vault storage available for critical components.
  • ISO/AS9120 certified processes
Worldwide Shipping
  • Picking, packing, shipping
  • Import/export administration
  • Freight administration
  • Distribution to OEM designee(s)
Accounting Services
  • Invoicing and AR for OEM designees (CM,EMS)
Reporting Services
  • Monthly or Quarterly reports monitoring consumption
  • Alerts for over-consumption or under-consumption
OCM Liaison Services
  • Warranty administration
  • RMA administration