Classic Components maintains one of the most comprehensive product incoming inspection & testing programs in the industry for part authentication and substandard mitigation. We utilize our ISO 9001 & AS9120A certified quality inspection checklist to conduct an ‘up to 78 point’ incoming material receiving process, employing industry standard sampling plans for internal test and verification purposes. In addition to rigorously and systematically inspecting orders, from the outside package to conducting detailed component-level analyses using our process, we offer unrivaled escalated quality inspection reports and our very own in-house electrical test and engineering services.
As agents of the counterfeiting world develop better techniques to exploit known countermeasures, it becomes more critical for front-line companies such as Classic to augment inspection standards with improvements to the process. Classic has incorporated forensic techniques into our proprietary ‘up to 78 point inspection’ checklist, allowing us to quickly adapt to changing conditions. Our specially trained technical team’s ability to apply forensic techniques to investigating results and handling unforeseen and variable situations is where the rubber meets the road.
At Classic, our imperative has been, and still is, to identify gaps, solve challenges and analyze relevancy of output data to remain effective in this high tech arms race against the counterfeiters. Through continuing innovation such as our custom software enabled “best of breed” test equipment, creation of customized repeatable test plans, and our in-house developed and fabricated test platform, we are committed to being a leader and a resource for our customers into the foreseeable future.
Ever since the organization known as the ‘Independent Distributors of Electronics Associations’, or IDEA, released their first inspection standard, IDEA-STD-1010A, specific to independent distribution in early October of 2006, there have been many evolutionary as well as supplementary developments in counterfeit avoidance, mitigation and detection processes. Significant industry milestones include CTI’s CCAP-101 (released in 2008), the SAE AS5553 (released in 2009) and the significant changes brought about by revision B of the aforementioned IDEA 1010A inspection standard (released in 2011).