These small distributors work very hard and they have very good collection of parts. Many time you need those parts and need those soonest at ready to pay premium price. So this new hinderance will not have much impact and it will be business as ususal.
Smaller outfits are well-advised to meet one or more standards for certification. This is a sure path to recognition that can round out their marketing efforts. On the flip side, standards that don't impose too much of a barrier to entry can stimulate an industry and benefit the economy by giving clear benchmarks to smaller industry players.
After existing for so long without standards--meaning written, not standards of conduct--the independents are moving full speed ahead with these efforts. It takes a lot of work--just ask the IPC or the IEEE--but it is a leap forward for the industry.
Standards are definitely welcome and they will help the companies to raise the bar and to find any counterfeits at early stage. Hopefully this gives more strength to independent distributors but how do they tackle over heads.
And, while AS6081 certification is not a requirement right now for IDEA-QMS-9090 certification, Eggeman says it will likely be required in a future IDEA standard -- the IDEA-QMS-9091
@Jennifer, thanks for the post. Its really good to see that new laws are being framed to stop the counterfeits at early stage. Just curious to know, usually how long does it take to implement the law ? When will see industry adopting IDEA-QMS-9091 standards ?
What do you think are the problems with standarization? Do you think that innovation is going to be limited due to this? There shouldn't be much innovation with parts, it either work or they dont but there's some room for efficiency.
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