Beyond the Chip: Supply Chain Solutions

Beyond the Chip: Supply Chain Solutions

While the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues continues to dominate the news these days, one thing you probably haven’t heard about much is – what happens when you do get your hands on that much-desired electronic part? For some distributors, it’s more than just a short-term “win.” It’s about delivering a complete, end-to-end customer experience.

That’s why some distributors deliver more than the actual component. They might offer added solutions for the supply chain, like just-in-time (JIT) deliveries, consignment, and forecast management.

Area51 Electronics is one such distributor. Area51 Electronics is a global distributor of electronic, electrical and electromechanical components, hardware and assemblies. We offer both value-added services and supply chain solutions to provide cost-savings, streamline processes, and fulfill your unique requirements.

Supply Chain Solutions: Going Beyond the Chip

Since 1999, we have served a variety of industries, from alternative energy, aerospace/defense, to automotive, and industrial/automation. We stay on top of current industry trends, changing marketplace conditions, and emerging technologies to ensure that we provide the most up-to-date market intelligence and insights. Our focus on always putting people first enables us to supply the highest quality products and out-of-this-world customer service.

To go beyond delivering the chip, we created a robust supply chain solutions program to help you manage your inventory, improve operational efficiencies, and save you money.

Here are some of Area51 Electronics supply chain solutions:

Counterfeit Mitigation:

We offer a vigorous quality management and counterfeit mitigation program to ensure you receive authentic electronic components. Our program involves assessing the perceived levels of the component and application risk; detecting and mitigating the risk; controlling and reporting on any substandard, fraudulent part; and implementing solutions to preserve the integrity of your supply chain needs.

We adhere to the highest standards of quality control and counterfeit mitigation and have the right certifications to show for it, including the SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation and Disposition for Distributors certification. The AS6081 is the aerospace standard and provides requirements, practices, methods, and guidance to mitigate the risk of purchasing and supplying suspect counterfeit and counterfeit parts. Other noteworthy certifications we offer include the AS9100D; ISO 9001:2015, AS9120B, ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, and FAA AC 00-56B certifications.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI):

We can help manage and optimize your inventory as part of our supply chain agreement.

Bonded Inventory:

After you purchase your part, we can store it in our safe, controlled warehouse for a contracted period of time to ensure you have the part when you need it.

Just-In-Time Delivery:

To help manage your inventory, we can stock your components for you and deliver them to you when you need them to shorten lead times, reduce the total cost of ownership, and eliminate risks.


If you have excess inventory, we can help. Through our consignment program, we can evaluate your current inventory and assist with removing and storing your inventory in our warehouse. This helps you reduce costs with lower inventory levels and overhead.

Supply Chain Consulting & Analysis:

We can help assess your current situation and provide insights on opportunities for improvement, reduced costs and risks, operational efficiency, and an increased bottom line.


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