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Counterfeit Mitigation

Counterfeit Mitigation
Angharad Storrie, Business Consultant, talks to Kenny McGee, CEO of Component Sense, to understand how the business maintains its integrity as a legitimate supplier in a world of increasingly sophisticated counterfeit operations. AS: How does Component Sense maintain its integrity as a legitimate electronic component supplier? KM: Firstly, we only source product from very large OEM and EMS companies with very strict buying procedures. Typically, these companies directly buy in the same product that any franchised distributors are buying, but in bigger volumes. Essentially, our stock comes directly from the factory via these large companies, so we have full traceability....

Blockchain to Solve the Challenge of Counterfeit Components

Blockchain to Solve the Challenge of Counterfeit Components
Counterfeit electronic components on the grey market are a significant issue for OEMs and contract (EMS) manufacturers. Suppliers such as Component Sense go to great lengths to ensure they always buy genuine traceable excess component stock from major OEM/EMS manufacturers - but not everyone in the component supply industry is as thorough. This creates significant distrust in the supply chain, and causes many OEM/EMS manufacturers to focus on franchise distributors. While this certainly solves the counterfeit problem, it leads to higher costs and increases the amount of e-waste because genuine excess stock can’t be sold and so it gets scrapped....

Electronic Component Allocation - Component Sense Back to the Future Series

Electronic Component Allocation - Component Sense Back to the Future Series
Not since the year 2000 have we seen such widespread lead-time growth. What is going on? Back in 2001 when I started in the independent distribution industry I used to tell my clients about the 7 year cycle. This theory was fact based with the data coming from one of the largest franchised, electronic component distributors on the planet. The theory had held strong for over 50 years. The belief was that supply typically outstripped demand for a period of 3-4 years creating a very stable supply situation for the buyer. This would be followed by around 2 years of...

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