Smith earns recognition of its ability to meet critical security requirements
Houston, TX (May 24, 2018) –Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, announces its certification to the TAPA FSR Level A standard. This certification recognizes Smith’s facilities for the proper storage and handling of HVTT (high-value theft targeted) assets, such as electronics.
The FSR Level A certification is TAPA’s highest achievement of security measures pertaining to the handling, warehousing, and shipping of product. Security professionals within the high-tech industry have instituted stringent Facility Security Requirements (FSR) that define the minimum acceptable standards for supply chain security throughout the industry.
Ensuring that product is delivered safely remains a core focus of Smith’s operations department. Dedication to this objective reflects Smith’s diligence to support its customers and partners with the industry’s best practices.
“Smith has already established a commitment to keep the supply chain free from dangerous items with our C-TPAT certification,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “Obtaining the TAPA FSR Level A certification further reflects Smith’s overall dedication to helping keep the global electronics supply chain secure.”
“Safeguarding our customers’ product is one of Smith’s top priorities,” continued Wehby. “As a supply chain partner, Smith has the responsibility to uphold and maintain security standards that our worldwide network of customers can trust.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.5 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number eight among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
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