Smith earns validation of its ability to meet medical-industry requirements
Houston, TX (July 10, 2018) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, announces its certification to the ISO 13485 standard. This certification recognizes Smith’s capability to supply components that consistently meet the medical industry’s intensive demands and requirements.
The ISO 13485 certification defines standards for organizations that provide medical devices and related product or services, in line with customer and regulatory requirements. This focus on reliable quality reflects Smith’s dedication and ability to support customers across industries with the most vigorous specifications and standards.
“People’s health and wellness depend on the care and technology that our partners in the medical industry provide them,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s always our commitment to provide unflagging quality, but the stakes are even higher in supporting our medical-industry partners. Smith’s ISO 13485 certification reflects our commitment to rising to – and exceeding – this level of requirements.”
“The ISO 13485 certification also provides Smith an even more vigorous framework that informs our sourcing and operations,” continued Wehby. “We look forward to seeing how this can bolster our ability to support and empower partners in this industry.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.5 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number eight among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
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