20 Jun 2019 No Comments

Raw Material Shortages Will Prompt Last Time Buys

If asked what determines the manufacturing cost of an electronic component, many might be surprised to discover that the most capital is spent during raw materials acquisition. This holds particularly […]
11 Jun 2019 No Comments

You Just Received a PCN…Now What?

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 […]
31 May 2019 No Comments

The Narrowing Gap Between Healthcare and Consumer Electronics

Not long ago, few would argue that the healthcare and consumer electronics industries had anything in common. In fact, the two industries in many respects existed as polar inverses of […]
28 May 2019 No Comments

Where Do Last Time Buys Fit into a Post-Silicon World

There are many variables that can result in supply chain disruption, from the assembly line all the way down to the acquisition of raw materials. Most recently, these disruptions have […]
14 May 2019 No Comments

Preserving OEM Working Capital: Making Obsolescence Management Exciting

When finances enter any discussion regarding obsolescence management strategies, it usually takes one of two forms: the price of obsolescence management, and the potential cost of not implementing such a […]
16 Apr 2019 No Comments

Partstat Last Time Buy Solution FAQ

There is little doubt that our Last Time Buy Solution is one-of-a-kind in the electronics manufacturing industry, and as a result of this, we receive a lot of questions regarding […]