SMTA/CALCE Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium presentation: “Proactive Supply Chain Collaboration and Qualification”
Written by Bob Chesla, Senior Project Engineer, Rockwell Automation and Art Figueroa, Vice President of Global Operations, Smith & Associates
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 00:00
This joint presentation examined vendor qualification from the perspectives of both end-product manufacturers and vendors. On the manufacturing side, Chesla discussed robust strategies for managing supply chain risk and qualifying vendors in terms of personnel, facilities, and processes. Figueroa detailed an independent distributor’s perspective of supply chain risk management and quality management systems, from the importance of customer/vendor collaboration to investment in sophisticated laboratory tools and procedures.
Read abstract: “Proactive Supply Chain Collaboration and Qualification”