ROCKFORD, IL -- Waldom Electronics has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
9001:2008 registration for Quality Management Standards. ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality
management system and is the only standard in the family to which a company can be certified.
9001:2008 is implemented by over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries
Overall benefits for Waldom complying with ISO 9001:2008 standards include: Standardized operations
creating efficiencies and better customer service, providing an avenue for all employees to become involved
in the decision making process through corrective and preventive action, allowing for opportunities with new
customers and markets based on the fact that many organizations will only do business with ISO registered
Waldom Electronics is a global master wholesaler of brand-name electronic and electrical components
supporting supply chain solutions for both manufacturers and their channel business partners. Waldom’s
corporate headquarters is located in Rockford, Illinois with additional sales and distribution offices throughout
Europe and Asia. Waldom sells exclusively to distributors and never to OEMs or end-users. Waldom
Electronics works closely with its supplier partners and distributor customers in optimizing the supply chain
model, increasing product availability and reducing cost-to-serve.
Congratulations on your recent ISO 9001:2008 certification.
I wanted to make you aware of additional training and certification from EPTAC that may be beneficial to Waldom Electronics.
In cooperation and partnership with Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), EPTAC offers training in Counterfeit Identification and Mitigation as well as an introduction to IDEA-STD-1010, including training in methods for the visual detection of counterfeit and substandard characteristics, through a one-day, hands-on workshop. The training environment provides a unique opportunity to examine real components with live, on-site microscopic magnification to obtain experience in the visual inspection techniques of IDEA-STD-1010 and learn how to detect counterfeit components firsthand.
For those seeking to prepare for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certification Exam, EPTAC offers IDEA-STD-1010 Essentials, an in-depth program that educates you on how to navigate and apply the most widely used standard on counterfeit components in the electronics industry.
IDEA-STD-1010 Essentials is designed to develop an in-depth knowledge of the IDEA-STD-1010 "Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market" standard and a thorough understanding of its contents, application and use in the component inspection counterfeit detection process. In addition, this course provides numerous opportunities to review real-time counterfeit examples in a hands-on environment, where the student can apply his or her knowledge of the standard to actual specimens.
This two-day program is offered to Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Contract Manufacturers (CMs)/Electronics Manufacturing Service Providers (EMSs) and Authorized (Franchised)/Open Market component distributors at all levels of inspection and quality assurance, including technicians and referees involved in the issues surrounding electronic component counterfeit mitigation.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss in greater detail.
Sincerely, Brian Downes Director of Business Development EPTAC Corporation 800-643-7822
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
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.