Last Time Buy

22 Aug 2018 No Comments

Saving and Spending: The OEM Working Capital Paradox

The longer the OEM projects the lifecycle of their product to last, the more last time buy inventory needs to be purchased – and because long-term inventory needs can rarely […]
9 Aug 2018 No Comments

Rising Prices for Electronic Components: The Full Story

The current component shortage has had a profound effect in all aspects of supply chains. Suppliers’ inability to increase capacity to meet demand in the automotive and IoT markets, for […]
3 Aug 2018 No Comments

Where Last Time Buys Fit into the Aerospace Industry

There are some aerospace products that will never be considered obsolete. Many of the largest component manufacturers in the industry have been supplying nuts and bolts to aircraft specifications for […]
2 Aug 2018 No Comments

Live on EPS News: OEMs Should Commit to Inventory During Component Shortages

“There’s a degree of irony in the fact that, in the face of the most significant component shortage since the turn of the century, OEMs are regularly holding high-level meetings […]
31 Jul 2018 No Comments

How Is the Current Component Shortage Affecting Healthcare OEMs?

Back in 2007, the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America combined their resources to produce an intriguing list of the longest-lasting electronic products in the average household. […]
26 Jul 2018 No Comments

Featured on EBN: Component Shortages Give OEMs Cold Feet on Inventory Commitments

“There is little about the “Great Component Shortage of 2018” that hasn’t already been thoroughly analyzed. Unprecedented demand for smaller and more efficient passive electronics, especially in the automotive and […]