Global Industry Practices Council Committees

Overview

The Supply Chain Council (SCC) is responsible for identifying supply chain or business process issues within the authorized electronic components supply chain. Committees are created to address these issues. The SCC provides the committees guidance, support and helps promote their deliverables to drive awareness and adoption. Below are a list of the current committees, their purpose, and deliverables. These committees are open to anyone from an ECIA member company.

Active Committees

2D Barcode

ECIA has created a 2D barcode labeling specification and our member companies are working with their supply chain partners to move the industry to the new specification.  To make sure we have a current list of companies and their implementation status, this committee is creating a format and procedure for reporting company status.

Deliverable

A successful 2D barcode reporting format and procedure.

Current Update

The committee is working through the format and resolving reporting conflicts.

Participating Member Companies

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Avnet, Inc.

Digi-Key Electronics

Future Electronics

Date Code Committee

The use and format of date code haven’t changed in decades.  However, technology has move forward.  This committee is looking at opportunities to better understand some of the antiquated restrictions on use of date codes, how better to use date codes within the industry, and how to make sure the industry is standardizing on a single date code format.

Deliverable  

The committee will work with customers, distributors, manufacturers, and other associations to create and industry wide understanding of each stakeholder’s needs and have a document that lays out requirements for the use and format of date codes.

Participating Member Companies 

Avnet, Inc.

Allied Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Future Electronics

Phoenix Contact

TTI, Inc.

Environmental Resource Group

Responsible for monitoring environmental regulations that might affect our industry including conflict minerals, RoHS, REACH, etc.

Purpose

This is a standing committee focused on the myriad of environmental regulations our industry seems to be targeted with including RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals, etc.

Participating Member Companies

Allied Electronics
Avnet, Inc.
Digi-Key Corp.
Freescale Semiconductor
Future Electronics
KEMET Electronics Corp.
Littelfuse, Inc.
Phoenix Contact
TE Connectivity
Texas Instruments
TTI, Inc.

Past Deliverables

Current Update

  • Committee meets every six weeks. Currently investigating Conflict Minerals reporting options.

Contact:Staff: Barney Martin
Email: bmartin@ecianow.org
Phone: 678-393-9990

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Past Committees

2D Barcode Certification

ECIA has partnered with Bar Code Graphics (BCG) to help the industry transition to 2D Barcode labeling. BCG will:

Revise the ECIA Barcode Labeling Specification

Create a 2D Barcode Certification Program

  • Reduce burden on suppliers for having to test labels with each distributor.
  • Reduce costs for distributors performing in-house testing.

Online Testing Portal

  • Participating distributors will have access to their respective suppliers’ certification status.

Online Resources and Education

  • Suppliers will be provided pre–made label templates for popular labeling software.

BCG will create an on-line testing tool to pretest barcodes.

Specification

The ECIA Labeling Specification has been updated to align better with the ANSI standards and the needs of the industry distributors. This updated specification has been through several review cycles and is ready for one last review prior to release.

Distributor Commitment to Support the Specification and Certification Program

It’s important for distributors to commit to supporting the program even if they aren’t yet ready to accept 2D barcodes. The labels include human readable, 1D, and 2D barcodes. Distributors committing to this process will have their names included in the portal to show industry commitment, give the manufacturers confidence that they will be able to have a single label across all participating distributors, and distributors will be confident they will receive standard, certified labels from their manufacturers. There is no cost to distributors to participate in the 2D barcode certification program.

Deliverable

A successful 2D barcode labeling certification program including an updated specification and the testing portal.

Current Update

  • The specification is out for final review and approval.
  • The portal is in development.

EDI Transaction Sets

Review existing EDI transactions and recommend changes to better support our industry and simplify transaction implementation.

Purpose

The committee is currently reviewing the 832 Price Sales Catalog. The purpose is to make sure they are relevant to our industry and simplify them to help ease implementation.

Participating Member Companies

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Avnet, Inc.
KEMET Electronics Corp.
Master International
Sager Electronics
TE Connectivity
Texas Instruments
TTI, Inc.

Past Deliverables

EDI Transaction Set 810:
Invoice (Inbound)

EDI Transaction Set 830:
Planning Schedule with Release Capability (Forecast)

EDI Transaction Set 844:
Product Transfer Account Adjustment (Ship and Debit) – Outbound to Supplier

EDI Transaction Set 849:
Product Transfer Account Adjustment (Ship and Debit) – Inbound from Supplier

EDI Transaction Set 845:
Price Authorization Acknowledgement Status

EDI Transaction Set 850:
Purchase Order

EDI Transaction Set 855:
Purchase Order Acknowledgement

EDI Transaction Set 856:
Ship Notice/Manifest

EDI Transaction Set 860:
Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated

EDI Transaction Set 865:
Purchase Order Change Acknowledgement – Seller Initiated

EDI Transaction Set 867:
Product Transfer and Resale Report

Current Update

  • The 832 Price Sales Catalog Transaction is in review

Contact:Staff: Barney Martin
Email: bmartin@ecianow.org
Phone: 678-393-9990

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2D Barcode Specification Committee

Released and piloting a 2D barcode labeling guideline for our industry

AS6496 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition - Authorized/Franchised Distribution Committee

AS6496 is an SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) that identifies the requirements for mitigating counterfeit products in the Authorized Distribution supply chain by the Authorized Distributor. There are two requirements of interest: Training and Audits.

Deliverables

Certificate of Conformance Committee

Created and moving the industry to a Distributor CofC,

Deliverable

Purpose

Customers are concerned about getting counterfeit components. Because of customer fear, they have demanded proof of traceability on commercial parts. This usually results in a request for a MFG Certificate of Conformance adding complexity and cost to the supply chain. This committee has found a better way of providing traceability on commercial components

Participating Member Companies

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Avnet, Inc.
Digi-Key Corp.
Future Electronics
Mouser Electronics
Murata Electronics N.A.
Phoenix Contact
Sager Electronics
TE Connectivity
TTI, Inc.
Vishay Intertechnology

Deliverable Released

Current Update

  • This committee has completed its actions and is closed.

Contact:Staff: Barney Martin
Email: bmartin@ecianow.org
Phone: 678-393-9990

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Comparing DFARS Section 252.246-7007 and AS6496 Counterfeit Avoidance Policy Committee

Various agencies and organizations have created programs and requirements for making sure counterfeit parts do not get into or through the supply chain. Two of these are the Defense Department and SAE. These documents are similar in requirements. However, there are some gaps between the two. When implementing an anti-counterfeiting policy, requirements of both of these documents should be considered.

Deliverable

Connector Tray Packaging Committee

Worked with connector manufactures and their engineering teams, to identify packaging that would provide product protection for less than full tray processing.

Deliverable

Design Registration Committee

Address issues associated with Design Registration to make it a more effective process for our industry.

Deliverable

Excess Inventory Committee

This committee produced a best practices document for handling/processing and disposal of excess inventory with potential consequences for not meeting the best practices.

Deliverable

Purpose

Identify excess inventory disposition practices in the supply chain and create an industry best practices document. With the proliferation of counterfeit parts, the proper disposal of excess inventory is one hedge against these parts contributing, in some way, to the problem. The committee will create a guideline that will help suppliers, customers, and distributors understand the potential negative effects of mishandling excess inventory and give those companies that don't currently have excess inventory processes and procedures a guideline to follow.

Participating Member Companies

Allied Electronics
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Avnet, Inc.
Carlton-Bates Company
Digi-Key Corp.
Freescale Semiconductor
Future Electronics
Mouser Electronics
TE Connectivity
Texas Instruments
TTI, Inc.

Deliverable Released

Current Update

  • This committee has completed its actions and is closed.

Contact:Staff: Barney Martin
Email: bmartin@ecianow.org
Phone: 678-393-9990

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Failure Analysis Committee

 JEDEC has a Failure Analysis Standard to which the SCC submitted updates.

JESD 31 Update Committee

Recommended and followed up changes to JESD 31D General Requirements for Distributors of Commercial and Military Electronic Components

Product Change Notification Committee

Create guideline to make sure PCN’s are efficiently and completely transmitted through the supply chain

Deliverable

Reference Document

JESD46D:  Customer Notification of Product/Process Changes by Solid-State Suppliers

Production Part Approval Process Committee

Various industries purchase electronic components through the distribution supply channel and are asking the Authorized Electronic Component Distributor to provide PPAP documentation.  The OCM is responsible for the design and manufacture of the product and generates the PPAP documents.

Deliverable

SCC Training Committee

Create training and education documents for our industry.

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Deliverable

  • Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Labeling – 2D Barcode Basics
  • Authorized Distributor Certificates of Conformance and Manufacturer Certificates of Conformance
  • Trade Compliance
  • Point-Of-Sale explanation document FINAL
  • RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances)
  • Counterfeit Parts Training
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) Training
  • Conflict Minerals Training
  • Product Change Notifications

Current Update

  • Documents will continue to be written as needed.

Trade Compliance Committee

Update our industry on the latest changes included in the recent changes to the Federal Government’s regulations as well as identify the most efficient way to transmit these changes.

Deliverable