Global Industry Practices Committee

The Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) provides a forum to develop and discuss processes in the authorized channel that drive best practices within our industry. The GIPC members on this committee work to identify common global problems and issues, formally organize with the SMEGs (Subject Matter Expert Groups) to research the issues, provide direction and guidance, and then help drive adoption. This activity results in the production of best practices, guidelines, specifications, or position papers for the electronic components authorized channel. The Committee is made up of four Distributors, four Manufacturers, one Manufacturer’s Representative and ECIA representatives.

The GIPC Introductory Presentation provides a more detailed overview, as well as the GIPC 2019 Update.

2020 Q3 GIPC Update: Webinar RecordingPresentation Deck
2020 Q2 GIPC Update: Webinar RecordingPresentation Deck
2020 Q1 GIPC Update: Webinar RecordingPresentation Deck


Committee Charter/Mission

Through a non-competitive, collaborative effort, the GIPC and SMEG’s  will work to recognize common, global problems and issues and formally organize to discover, leverage and guide with best practices while pursuing operational efficiencies throughout the electronic components global authorized channel.

Subject Matter Expert Groups

There are currently seven SME Groups:

  1. International Trade Compliance
  2. Business Process Operations
  3. Logistics Services
  4. Environmental Compliance
  5. IT Security
  6. Quality
  7. Blockchain Technology

Each SME Group is set up to explore industry issues identified from the following sources; (a) ECIA Board of Directors, Regional Working Groups and the GIPC (b) the Authorized Channel (c) the End Customer and determine best practices and drive standardization.

These groups are open to both member and non-member companies. The benefits of participating include capturing your opportunity to influence; impacting your company’s customer experience; enjoying industry collaboration and networking; increasing your industry acumen; and for your organization, this is an opportunity to develop your company's talent pool.

GIPC and SMEG Participating Member Companies

Distributor Members

Carlton-Bates Company
Digi-Key Corporation (Chair)
Future Electronics
Mouser Electronics
PEI Genesis
TTI, Inc.
World Micro

Manufacturer’s Representative Members

Catalyst Sales

Luscombe Engineering

Manufacturer Members

Analog Devices, Inc.
C&K Components
Cypress Semiconductor
Digi International
KEMET Electronics Corp.
KOA Speer
Littelfuse, Inc.
Murata Electronics, N.A.
ON Semiconductor
Phoenix Contact
TE Connectivity
Vishay Intertechnology

If you are interested in participating in an SME Group or would like additional information, please contact Don Elario:

Email: [email protected]