ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that after successful completion of its annual ISO 9001:2008 audit earlier this year, it has received notice from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that the company now holds three major ISO certifications. The certifications issued, ISO-9001:2008, AS9120 and ISO 13485:2003, provide a demonstrated ability to adhere to stringent requirements of its Quality Management System, allows the company to sell aerospace components, and sell medical electronic components, respectively. In addition, after a separate audit conducted by an inspector appointed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), World Micro has earned a spot in the DLA's Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) program run by the Department of Defense. The QSLD status allows World Micro to supply the U.S. government, military and government contractors.
For World Micro, these certifications are critically important as the company continues its unabated year-over-year growth. "These additional certifications will open opportunities in markets that were not readily available to us before," said Gary Beckstedt, World Micro's Quality Manager. "World Micro continues to differentiate itself -- as a distributor, as a materials management company and as solutions provider that solves difficult supply chain issues. We're intensely focused on quality and these achievements show steadfast dedication to meeting specific requirements of the aerospace industry and now opens a door to purchase and sell electronic components into the medical market. It's also immensely gratifying that World Micro has again been recognized for its comprehensive quality system, which directly impacts product safety and reliability," added Beckstedt.
World Micro Components Inc.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.