AN INDUSTRY UNITED TO FIGHT COUNTERFEITING. A COUNTERFEIT EEE PARTS SOLUTIONAuthors: Daniel DiMase and Phillip Zulueta
Company: Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. and Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date Published: 10/4/2009 Conference: SMTA International
Material circulates among companies, across borders, and around the world. Once the supply chain has been tainted with bad product, no company is immune. Original component manufacturers (OCMs), franchised and independent distributors, brokers, original equipment manufacturers, and government agencies need to have processes and procedures in place to combat the problem. The problem will not get solved with only a few links of the supply chain combating the issue. If each link in the supply chain would create and implement a counterfeit parts control plan that would tighten controls, the risk of this growing dilemma could be mitigated.
This paper will segment the market and present a possible solution in an industry that unites to combat the counterfeit problem. It will address solutions to the counterfeit EEE parts problem and what each link in the supply chain could do to help eliminate the problem.
Key words: Combating Counterfeiting, Counterfeit Part Mitigation
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