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You've Found Counterfeit Parts in Your Order. Now What? Part 1

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Re: Now What? / GIDEP
owen   6/27/2012 7:13:07 PM


In the meantime I came across an essay by Henry Livingston who posits:

"...that one explanation is that many contractors have not established business practices for reporting outside of their organizations; I speculate the underlying reasons why many have not established these practices may well be fear unfavorable media attention and reputational risk".

Any thoughts/comments?

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Barbara Jorgensen   6/25/2012 5:21:50 PM

Dan's point is well made, though: sending the stuff back just increases the risk it will re-circulate. Even franchised distributors have been caught unaware when a return contains counterfeits (thus, they inpect incoming as well as outgoing components). On the flip side, if the stuff is confiscated, does anyone compensate the customer? And who determines if the stuff is destroyed once confiscated? It continues to be a real big can o worms

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Re: Corruption galore
Himanshugupta   6/23/2012 10:09:27 AM

Not convicted until proven guilty, government will need to intervene and find out how and who are guilty party. But prime question remains, what to do with the counterfeit parts. I think that supplier should pay for such parts and the parts should be destroyed by government agency. By imposing penalties on suppliers, government can block the first entry point to the supply chain and can make suppliers more cautious about the authenticity of the parts. 

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Corruption galore
_hm   6/23/2012 8:01:12 AM

As I have worked in hi-rel industry, it is very easy to identify and know in advance that parts are counterfeit. Many people know it, but they do not have voice and many a times they are part of corrupt supply chain. To believe, supplier are ignorant of them giving duplicate, counterfeit parts is very hard to belive. They should make more severe punishment like black listing them for five years.


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Now What?
owen   6/22/2012 11:24:53 AM

Daniel, I look forward to Part II. There is, however, one clear action regarding Government contracts everyone is aware of but very few do. To quote from the Opening statement of Senator Carl Levin, Chairman, of the Senate Armed Services Committee "...too few contractors and distributors consistently file reports with the GIDEP...that has got to change...Failing to report suspect counterfeits and suspect suppliers puts everybody at risk.

I would very much like to hear your opinion as to why the industry all too often decides not to participate in GIPEP? 



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