The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) - Membership



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IDEA is a global trade association comprised of organizations dedicated to quality initiatives that provide Responsible Procurement Solutions™ to the supply chain. IDEA employs a comprehensive approach that focuses on programs and best practices that establish and increase quality standards, provide industry with a conduit to improve the access to and sharing of relevant knowledge, and advance industry ethics and integrity.

The foundation of these solutions resides within the sustained leadership of IDEA Members in the implementation of quality standards, certifications, best practices, and counterfeit detection methods as well as the cooperation and education of all stakeholders responsible for procurement and inspection practices and policies. IDEA seeks to fulfill this mission through the development and dissemination of relevant standards, training, and certification programs.

When you deal with an IDEA Member, you deal with integrity. IDEA represents Members who continuously demonstrate their adherence to the rigorous compliance requirements and certifications that distinguish them as dedicated to the level of quality, service, and ethical standards that are required today. Our Members also offer a further safeguard: IDEA-QMS-9090 Certification. IDEA Members exclusively receive this important quality certification and empower industry stakeholders with a reliable means to responsibly and securely procure quality electronic components from the Open Market.

Many customers struggle to identify suppliers that share their same quality and ethical standards. Ensuring that your company utilizes IDEA Members as approved vendors can assist your company with identifying Responsible Procurement Solutions™ that enhance your counterfeit mitigation efforts.

It is of significant importance to note that IDEA Membership is not subscription based; it is an earned Membership. Companies are accepted into membership only after meeting stringent requirements and receiving a confirmation by the IDEA Membership and Ethics Oversight Committee that is comprised of a highly recognized peer group.

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