Spirit Electronics aims to support customers in the aerospace, defense, medical, and other markets that require streamlined access to high-reliability components.

PHOENIX—A new e-commerce store rolled out by Spirit Electronics promises to offer rapid component procurement for customers in the aerospace and defense supply chain. It will also offer Spirit’s inventory to customers in the electric vehicle (EV), medical, and industrial markets, the company said in a release.

Spirit Electronics is an end-to-end supply chain services company headquartered in Phoenix. The company offers MIL-STD-883 testing, circuit card assembly, device analysis, ASIC programs, and authorized distribution of high-reliability electronic components.

Spirit’s part and inventory search now features a secure shopping cart and credit card checkout option for customers to buy directly from Spirit’s online stock. The company’s e-commerce site also uses API integration to sell in-stock components directly from the Texas Instruments (TI) online store.

Texas Instruments is reported to be the first supplier among Spirit’s authorized distribution manufacturers to integrate with Spirit’s e-commerce option. Spirit said it plans to expand the integration to more suppliers in the future.

Current stock includes a range of components from all of Spirit’s authorized lines, with the option to request a quote for any part among Spirit’s authorized manufacturers. The streamlined e-commerce purchase option offers variable quantity purchases with the benefits of Spirit’s customer service and physical and digital security measures, which are reported to include counterfeit prevention, cybersecurity compliance, and customer information protection.

“This is a new business channel for Spirit with dedicated internal support in our warehouse for rapid order fulfillment,” said Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy, in the release. “E-commerce offers convenience and speed for our customers with access to live inventory at Spirit and at TI.”

According to Spirit Electronics, its e-commerce store will feature strategically stocked high-demand components based on customer part searches, and stocking requests are welcome. The store is convenient for prototyping, low- or variable-volume orders, and “high-runner” components. Customers will have the option to order a certificate of conformance for components sold through the store, but the streamlined nature of Spirit’s e-commerce will exempt store orders from more complex testing and purchase requirements.

Customers will still be able to request a quote for these services through the store for access to Spirit’s full range of testing and value-added services, the company said.

“Both our customers and suppliers have been asking Spirit for this feature because they want quick access to Spirit’s secure and agile distribution chain,” added McCurdy. “Spirit is always looking for ways to streamline our supply chain, and this e-commerce store meets the growing demand for faster and easier component delivery.”

Spirit said its supply chain services are “changing the definition of distribution by providing full-turnkey OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) services to deliver products to aerospace and defense customers fully qualified and ready for use.”

Spirit Electronics, founded in 1979, is a veteran-owned, woman-owned small business (VOWOSB) with HUBZone certification.