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Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters

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Re: Contractors also at fault?
prabhakar_deosthali   7/30/2014 2:31:32 AM


That way how can one fix the accountability?.

Unless the accountability becomes the part of the supply chain ladder, it will be difficult to stop this counterfeit menace.

So in case of any problem, the blame should passed on to the next level in the supply chain.


So when a counterfeit is detected say in the factory, the first culprit is the person who did the quality check. He then finds out the person who purchased the parts and pass on the blame to him. This way the actual link where the problem occured can be traced. 

At each level some penalty has to be fixed so that the person involved cannot just wash his hands off it - saying " I was not Aware".

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Re: Contractors also at fault?
anandvy   7/30/2014 1:52:06 AM

@Prabhakar: What if the contractors did not know what they were passing? Papers can easily be forged and made to look like originals without the contractors even knowing. I?m guessing these were small contractors without many resources as to check whether the papers and the goods were real or not.

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Managing the defence supply chain
anandvy   7/30/2014 1:50:48 AM

Since there are a lot of materials up in the air, and too many corrupt officials, it?ll take a great effort and lots of money to get the defence supply chain back working as a whole unit. There are simply too many middle men selling electronics to US bases through money hungry officials. If the US intelligence cannot find its own citizens and charge them with fraud and corruption, there defence supply chain isn?t going anywhere.

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Contractors also at fault?
prabhakar_deosthali   7/20/2014 7:23:20 AM

Alongwith the person who sold the counterfeit components to the defebce contractors, the law should also hold responsible the contractors who supplied these components to the Military, since they have failed to take proper measures in their supply cahin.

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