Tag: quality management system

  1. Protecting Your Supply Chain with a Robust Quality Management System

    Protecting Your Supply Chain with a Robust Quality Management System

    When electronic components are hard to find, desperation can set in. Add in the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage. Plus, the longer lead times. What you’ve got here is a potential recipe for disaster.

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  2. Introducing the new Area51 Electronics Website!

     Introducing the new Area51 Electronics Website!

    Here it is - our first blog post! We have big things in store and can't wait to share the fun news with you.

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  3. What Does Suspect Counterfeit Mean?

    What Does Suspect Counterfeit Mean?

    You’ve just acquired an electronic chip. At first glance, it looks like the real deal. But to the properly trained eye, there is something off with the product. The fonts are different, the surface looks like it was coated with polymer, and the wiring is inconsistent. Chances are you’ve acquired a suspect counterfeit part.

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  4. Finding the One: 4 Things to Look for When Selecting a Distributor

    Finding the One: 4 Things to Look for When Selecting a Distributor

    The New Year is here. But it’s never too late to build up your inventory, given the recent pandemic-driven component shortages. Finding the right distributor for your business is critical to building long-term resilience and success. With so many options and choices – from authorized to independent electronic part distributors – the decision can be a tough one. 

    When narrowing your search, it’s important to keep in mind that the relationship you have with your distributor should be symbiotic – one where your principles and values are shared and supported. This will create a stress-free, productive and profitable environment, and ultimately help your business thrive. 

    So what qualities should you look for when selecting a distributor? Here are the top four qualities to look for. 

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