Global Industry Practices Committee

The Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) provides a forum to 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 Subject Matter Experts to research the issues, provide guidance and areas for consideration, and then help drive adoption with the ECIA Board of Directors and Councils. This activity results in the construction of guidelines, specifications, position papers and best practice documents for the electronic components authorized channel. The Committee is made up of executives from three Distributors, three Manufacturers, one Manufacturer’s Representative and two ECIA representatives.

Committee Members

Catalyst Unity Solutions, Digi-Key Electronics, Mouser Electronics, Littelfuse Inc., ON Semiconductor, Phoenix Contact, TTI Inc.

The GIPC Introductory Presentation provides additional information.

Committee Mission Statement

Through a non-competitive, collaborative effort, the committee will work to recognize common, global problems and issues and formally organize to discover, leverage, guide, and advance operational efficiencies throughout the electronic components global authorized channel. 

2021 Goals

  • Project Management of ECIA Approved Assignments
  • GIPC Sustainability Plan
  • Recruitment – Growing the SME Pool
  • Service Partners and 3rd Party Relationships
  • Membership – Council Participation and Collaboration on Issues

7 Areas of Focus

Technology Solutions – Business Operations – Environmental Compliance – International Trade Compliance – IT Security/Privacy Standards – Logistics Services - Quality

The 7 areas of focus are where the GIPC concentrates its efforts and the SME Pool is made up of subject matter experts in each of the areas. These individuals research and explore industry issues identified by the ECIA Board of Directors, ECIA Councils, GIPC and the SME Pool. Assigned projects will organize work groups to identify best practices, develop guidelines / specifications and position papers ECIA member companies can use when evaluating internal processes for continuous improvement, efficiency gains and ultimately, improving customer experience.

These work 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.

If you are interested in participating in an SME Pool or would like additional information, please contact Don Elario: Email: [email protected]