A leading aerospace manufacturer utilized a microcircuit graphics accelerator module in production. The OEM encountered an unexpected Last Time Buy notice for this critical component required for three years, and consequently, needed to place a Last Time Buy for $2.8M.
Through an Inventory Ownership Solution, Partstat placed the Last Time Buy directly with the component manufacturer. The OEM and Partstat entered into a supply agreement. Partstat provided a three-year delivery schedule to support the OEM.
The OEM preserved $2.8M of working capital, lowered annual inventory carrying costs, secured inventory for three years, reinvested capital into winning projects, and locked in component costs.