Smith earns validation of its adherence to the highest industry standard for counterfeit electronic component mitigation
Houston, TX (July 30, 2019) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces that its recently upgraded warehouse in Amsterdam has earned certification to the CCAP-101 standard. The CCAP-101 certification defines the stringent procedures necessary for independent distributors to effectively detect and prevent counterfeit electronic components from entering the supply chain.
Smith’s global headquarters in Houston and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong have been CCAP-101 certified since 2011 and 2012, respectively. Achieving this certification in Amsterdam helps strengthen Smith’s global quality procedures and support the safe delivery of electronic components to customers. Adhering to the CCAP-101 standard worldwide when sourcing components from the open market helps maintain visibility and traceability of products.
CCAP-101-certified products go through stringent sourcing, inspection, testing, and delivery procedures. The program allows customers to choose which product certification level they require – Level A, which includes electrical testing, or Level B, which excludes electrical testing except for specified passives.
“Our customers depend on us to deliver the highest-quality components to keep their supply chains active and free of disruptions,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “Smith’s European distribution center has met the necessary requirements to ensure the authenticity of the components we source from the open market for customers around the globe.”
“Earning the CCAP-101 certification was a complete team effort,” continued Wehby. “I’m proud of our global operations team for their dedication to quality, and I look forward to many more successes at Smith’s warehouse in Amsterdam.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
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