Whistler Technology is currently in the process of working towards achieving AS6081 Accreditation
Achieving AS6081 Accreditation for Whistler Technology is important because it establishes as working to an industry standard framework for mitigating the risks associated with counterfeit components, enhances traceability and control in the supply chain, and ensures compliance with industry standards. Adhering to these practices helps safeguard product integrity and reputation, ultimately benefiting both manufacturers and end-users.
We are on course to achieve AS6081 Accreditation in 2024
AS6081 is a standard developed by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) that establishes requirements and procedures for counterfeit electronic parts avoidance in authorised distribution and aftermarket electronic component distribution. This standard is particularly crucial for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers sourcing electronic components.
7 reasons why it's important to source electronic components via an AS6081 accredited components suppliers:
1 - Counterfeit Mitigation: AS6081 focuses on mitigating the risk of counterfeit electronic components. It provides guidelines and processes for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts in the supply chain. Counterfeit electronic components can lead to product failures, safety hazards, and damage to a company's reputation.
2 - Risk Management: By adhering to AS6081, OEMs and contract manufacturers can better manage the risks associated with counterfeit components. This standard establishes criteria for risk assessment and risk mitigation, helping organisations make informed decisions when selecting suppliers and electronic components.
3 - Supplier Evaluation and Control: AS6081 emphasises the importance of evaluating and controlling suppliers in the electronic components supply chain. Accredited suppliers adhere to specific quality management practices, ensuring a higher level of confidence in the authenticity and reliability of the components they provide.
4 - Traceability: The standard encourages traceability throughout the supply chain. This is critical for identifying the origin and movement of electronic components, allowing companies to verify the legitimacy of parts and quickly respond to any issues related to counterfeit components.
5 - Quality Management System: AS6081 accreditation requires Whistler Technology to have a robust quality management system in place. This ensures that components are handled, stored, and shipped in a controlled environment, minimising the risk of introducing counterfeit parts into the supply chain.
6 - Compliance with Regulations: Following AS6081 helps Whistler Technology comply with industry regulations and standards related to counterfeit electronic parts avoidance. Compliance with such standards is often a requirement for participating in certain markets or industries.
7 - Enhanced Customer Confidence: By sourcing electronic components from AS6081 accredited suppliers, OEMs and contract manufacturers can demonstrate their commitment to product quality and customer satisfaction. This, in turn, enhances customer confidence and trust in the reliability of the products they produce.