58 episodes

Spirit Electronics CEO Marti McCurdy talks with aerospace and defense experts about high-reliability components and industry-rocking topics affecting the supply chain.

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Spirit Electronics CEO Marti McCurdy talks with aerospace and defense experts about high-reliability components and industry-rocking topics affecting the supply chain.

    Field Applications for High-Reliability Electronics with Purchasing Coordinator Travis Ireland

    Field Applications for High-Reliability Electronics with Purchasing Coordinator Travis Ireland

    Spirit's Purchasing Coordinator Travis Ireland has been a soldier in the Army National Guard for 11 years. In this episode, Travis talks with Marti about seeing components and end applications for microelectronics in the field. As a veteran-owned company, Spirit is often in touch with the impact our products have on our national defense missions and service members in the field. Travis's experience makes our supply chain logistics a personal connection to the mission, while purchasing and logistics work in the supply chain lets him offer a unique skill and perspective in the National Guard.
     
    Learn more about Spirit's end-to-end services for aerospace and defense.

    • 11 min
    Radiation Sample Preparation Services @ Spirit Electronics

    Radiation Sample Preparation Services @ Spirit Electronics

    Spirit has managed and performed radiation testing, but with our addition of device analytical services such as DPA (destructive physical analysis), we also have the ability to prepare sample components.
    In this episode, Marti and producer Alyssa discuss what is involved with sample preparation for radiation testing and how it fits into Spirit's end-to-end supply chain solutions.

    • 11 min
    Spirit Launches E-Commerce Cart for High-Reliability Components & Texas Instruments Store Access

    Spirit Launches E-Commerce Cart for High-Reliability Components & Texas Instruments Store Access

    Marti rolls out Season 4 with a new shopping cart feature for e-commerce on Spirit's website. Senior Director of Technology Megan Downie and Warehouse Associate Josh Rolin join her to discuss how e-commerce will work through the Spirit website.
     
    Spirit's shopping cart integrates with the Texas Instruments store to offer both Spirit and TI stock to our customers online. The site will feature streamlined stock search, secure checkout, and streamlined delivery. Visit SpiritElectronics.com and click on the cart icon to start your high-rel component shopping spree.

    • 10 min
    Customer Relationships with Spirit’s Steve Kruse & Jason Brandsma

    Customer Relationships with Spirit’s Steve Kruse & Jason Brandsma

    Spirit Account Rep Steve Kruse's perspective is that if you work to make someone's job easy, they'll want to work with you. You'll rise to the top among your customers. And as his fellow Spirit Account Rep Jason Brandsma shares, Spirit has been recognized for this high-touch support by some of our prime customers this past year.
     
    Steve and Jason talk with Marti about Spirit's component distribution business and what has helped to build the best customer relationships this year. They look at trends in the supply chain, the importance of buyer support, and the big additions to Spirit's end-to-end supply chain services.
     
    Learn more about Spirit's foundry services with TI, DPA and device analysis, or our component distribution mentioned in this episode.

    • 12 min
    Export Compliance for the Semiconductor Supply Chain with Quality Director Estefania Romero

    Export Compliance for the Semiconductor Supply Chain with Quality Director Estefania Romero

    The Spirit Electronics Quality department manages all major compliance programs in support of business operations. So it's no surprise that Quality Director Estefania Romero is an expert in export control.
     
    In this episode Estefania and Marti discuss Spirit's compliance and sales support for export controlled components under both ITAR and EAR. The program supports national security goals while protecting suppliers and coordinating with customer programs and end-use assessments.
     
    With our expansion of services to include TI foundry access, Spirit continues to grow security and business programs to support American-based manufacturing.
     
    For more info on all of Spirit's compliance programs visit https://www.spiritelectronics.com/about-us-old/quality/policies-compliance/. We welcome customer and supplier program audits.

    • 12 min
    Smarter Supply Chain: BOM Management & Automation with Purchasing Director Kelly Krall

    Smarter Supply Chain: BOM Management & Automation with Purchasing Director Kelly Krall

    In this episode, Spirit's Director of Purchasing Kelly Krall talks with Marti about supplier management and automation.
     
    With lead times and prices constantly shifting in the post-covid supply chain, Kelly has found that the key to meeting customer requirements is communication and insight around delays and changes. Her purchasing team coordinates information between customers and the supply chain while looking for solutions like BOM management and drop-in replacements.
     
    Kelly shares how Spirit's new AI automated reporting A.L.I.C.E. provides real-time data to customers with order status, expected delivery dates and more.
     
    Have you met A.L.I.C.E. yet? Learn more about Spirit's reporting AI on our team page.

    • 16 min

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