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Clarification still required regarding the "gray market"...

Clarification still required regarding the "gray market"...
The electronics Media and Franchised Distributors are still blaming counterfeit supply on the "Gray Market". We have always argued that the true perpetrators are operating in the Black Market. The term "Independent distributors" was born out of a need to separate the good from the bad in this much needed segment of the supply chain. Independent distributors come in many shapes and sizes and not all are created equal. Component Sense enjoys being Independent because it allows us fill essential voids in the supply chain. We love being able to provide innovative solutions to age old problems. Our first line...

The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components

The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components
According to the Cambridge Dictionary traceability is defined as: "The ability to discover information about where and how a product was made." End to end traceability of an electronic component is critical. Traceability is 'evidence' of the product being tracked through the entire supply chain. Traceability is confidence, but Inspection and testing are also vital to safeguard against counterfeits. Counterfeiters are improving their techniques and expertise all the time. We check all of our incoming stock upon receipt and then re-check it at the time of any order. Your testing procedures should start with a thorough visual inspection of the...

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