Global Industry Practices Committee

The Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) provides a forum to develop and discuss processes in the authorized channel that drive best practices within our industry. The GIPC members on this committee work to identify common global problems and issues, formally organize with the SMEGs (Subject Matter Expert Groups) to research the issues, provide direction and guidance, and then help drive adoption. This activity results in the production of guidelines, specifications, or position papers for the electronic components authorized channel. The Committee is made up of five Distributors, three Manufacturers, one Manufacturer’s Representative and an ECIA representative.

The GIPC Introductory Presentation provides a more detailed overview.

Committee Charter/Mission

Through a non-competitive, collaborative effort, the committee will work to recognize common, global problems and issues and formally organize to discover, leverage, guide and advance operational efficiencies throughout the electronic components global authorized channel.

2018 Goals/Objectives

  • Implement the new Global Industry Practices Committee in all Regions
  • Deliver organizational success
  • Identify opportunities in the authorized channel that improve operational efficiency and impact customer experience (CX)
  • Establish a dashboard for tracking and reporting on deliverables

Subject Matter Expert Groups

There are eight SME Groups;

  1. International Trade Compliance
  2. Business Process Operations
  3. Logistics Services
  4. Customer Experience
  5. Environmental Compliance
  6. IT Security / Testing
  7. Quality
  8. Blockchain Technology

Each SME Group is set up to explore industry issues identified from the following sources; (a) ECIA Board of Directors, Regional Working Groups and the GIPC (b) the Authorized Channel (c) the End Customer and determine best practices and drive standardization.

These groups are open to both member and non-member companies. The benefits of participating include capturing your opportunity to influence; impacting your company’s customer experience; enjoying industry collaboration and networking; increasing your industry acumen; and for your organization, this is an opportunity to develop your company's talent pool.

GIPC and SMEG Participating Member Companies

Distributor Members

Allied Electronics
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Avnet, Inc.
Carlton-Bates Company
Future Electronics
Hughes Peters
Mouser Electronics
TTI, Inc.
Digi-Key Corporation (Chair-Elect)

Manufacturer Members

C&K Components
Digi International
Cypress Semiconductor
Murata Electronics, N.A.
Phoenix Contact
TE Connectivity
Texas Instruments
Littelfuse, Inc. (Chair-Elect)
Vishay Intertechnology

Manufacturer’s Representative Members

Catalyst Sales

If you are interested in participating in an SME Group or would like additional information, please contact Don Elario: