Supply chain solution blog

US Legislation Updated to Continue Tackling Counterfeit Parts in Defence Supply Chain


Counterfeiting operations are getting more sophisticated around the world. If you end up buying counterfeit products as a manufacturer the risk is the integrity of your product. Your product could hit the marketplace with a potentially inferior device within it which could result in early failure and product recalls with huge costs to your company. The consequences could be catastrophic and must be avoided at all costs. You can imagine in the military, if you are handling radar or navigation systems or running aircraft, for instance, the risk of using counterfeit products would be potentially life threatening. Over and above...

Why are we confident to offer a 12 month guarantee?


The quality of electronic components begins with the source. We have full traceability back to the manufacturer via our Tier 1 suppliers. Knowing exactly where the stock has come from is essential in the fight against counterfeit. Even though we only buy from trusted, traceable sources we do not take the quality of our products for granted. We still adhere to our stringent anti-counterfeit procedures which surpass IDEA-ICE-3000 standards. Our personnel are highly trained in anti-counterfeit detection techniques and we have an extensive library of known good devices. We have enormous confidence in the products we sell allowing us to...

Risk Free Cost Reduction for Electronic Manufacturing


In times of Olde (Pre 2005) smart buyers were always looking to Brokers to help them save money on their Bill of Materials (BOM). Accessing someone else's excess stock was a great way to buy for less. A motivated seller is often prepared to take a loss on their stock creating a bargain for you, the buyer. In recent years, this has become fraught with danger. Cost reduction without Risk! Many OEM and EMS companies now only look to brokers for desperate situations caused by a line down or obsolescence. The curse that is counterfeit parts has created enough doubt...

Outright Purchase


1. Can you give an overview of what is an outright purchase? Outright Purchase is one of the options we give our customers when they are looking to dispose of Surplus, Excess, Obsolete or Redundant stock. In simple terms, as long as you can provide us with a list of identifiable manufacturers part numbers and quantities then we can give a cash offer for your stock. If you have prices on your system and can provide those too we can value the stock even faster and usually bid, same day. We have a customised pricing system that will value your...

Creation of Component Sense - a story from the trenches


And Component Sense was born… There was an unprecedented explosion in the electronics industry from 1999 to the end of the year 2000. Kenny our CEO was working in broadline electronic component distribution at the time and soon after created Component Sense. We have captured in this blog entry some of the key events of this exciting time and how they came to influence the values and ethos of Component Sense. It may also prove useful as lessons from the past can help us deal with the challenges of the future. "Some of the best lessons we ever learn are...

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