Defense Logistics Agency
QSLD & QTSL
DLA -- QSLD & QTSL
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is the centralized purchasing entity for the United States Department of Defense (DOD), through whom DOD acquires weapons, repair parts, and electronic components for Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines. As a result, DLA is one of the largest purchasers of electronic components in the world. Because of the lives and missions put at risk, DLA is also the most stringent and discriminating such purchaser of electronic components in the world, particularly for Open Market Purchases.
DLA has two programs -- QSLD and QTSL-- whose primary objective is to select and certify only
the best of the best suppliers, who then are "qualified" to sell directly to DLA. Both programs seek parts
traceability and invoke strict counterfeit detection parts inspection and test, performed pursuant to AS6081.
Both programs require prior on-site audits by DLA personnel in order to assess stringent program suitability.
Arcadia is one of very few distributors in the world which is not only
"DLA Qualified", under both QSLD and QTSL, but also is fully certified and registered to AS6081.
"Under the QTSL (Qualified Testing Suppliers List) Program, DLA Land and Maritime establishes and maintains a list of pre-qualified sources for the supply of obsolete semiconductors and microcircuits in FSCs 5961 and 5962. QTSL suppliers combine accepted counterfeit mitigation practices and quality assurance procedures that are consistent with industry and international quality standards."
“The purpose of the QSLD (Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors) Program is to establish and maintain a list of pre-qualified sources for certain electronic components that are purchased and managed by the DLA Land and Maritime. QSLD suppliers combine accepted commercial practices and quality assurance procedures that are consistent with industry and international quality standards.”