Daniel Deisz, Manager, Design and Technology, Rochester Electronics
Before & AfterMarket Blog (BAM). At first glance, having 2,000 component suppliers to choose from -- versus 200 – is a good thing. Competition drives down prices and component selection appears bountiful. In the electronics supply chain, though, things don’t always work that way. In fact, the “2,000 vs. 200” equation is downright dangerous. Almost any vendor can sell a component, but not all vendors are authorized to do so. This is a big distinction.
As the title of this blog implies the recently-approved SAE standard AS6081 is not applicable to authorized component sources such as Rochester Electronics. This standard only applies when the purchased product comes from the non-authorized – also called “independent” or “broker” — market as outlined in section 1.2 of the standard. It should also be [...]