Founded in 1916, Boeing has prided itself as being the world’s leader in aerospace innovation. Its relentless drive to “build something better,” as famously said by founder Bill Boeing, is reflected in products found everywhere from your local airport to the farthest reaches of space.
But Boeing’s passion for innovation also comes with an equal passion for quality. To help ensure that the parts used in all its products are authentic and accurately traced from the OCM, Boeing requires all authorized suppliers to participate in an annual CEPA (Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance) Assessment.
Boeing conducted EDX’s CEPA Assessment at its Winter Springs facility on September 27th, 2017. Representing EDX, Quality Manager Rebecca Larkin meticulously guided Boeing through its various procedures and documentation process, and how each is seamlessly integrated into the company’s infrastructure.
After careful evaluation, Boeing Quality Auditor Clemente Cajigas did not identify a single deficiency or nonconformity in EDX’s Counterfeit Parts Prevention Plan. Created by EDX’s own ICE-3000-certified inspectors and staff, this plan has been optimized through years of experience mitigating inventory risk, verifying products, and keeping OEM supply chains within authorized channels.
“[EDX] has a very well organized and modern facility,” says Cajigas. “The EDX Counterfeit Prevention Process is operating per their current documented specifications, [and] it is concluded that adequate controls are in place to minimize the risk of nonconforming material to The Boeing Company.”
EDX’s facilities include a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled warehouse, as well as efficient receiving, shipping, and inspection areas. All aspects of its inventory management processes are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A certified by TUV SUD America.
The relationship between Boeing and EDX Electronics stretches back to 2008, and every year EDX continues to shine as an example of not only what a Boeing-Authorized Supplier should be, but what a supply chain specialist can accomplish with the right leadership, vision, and peerless dedication to customer satisfaction.