You've Found Counterfeit Parts in Your Order. Now What? Part 2

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Re: Put your house in order first.
MikeRR   6/26/2012 4:21:25 PM

Blaming the buyer is not the solution - having QA process streams for non channel or critical high risk components is.

As a supplier of Obsolete components, we contiually find that buyers reject the additional testing costs required to screen components and they do not have adaquate testing capabilities inhouse.

Performing a function test on a small sample does not pretect organizations from counterfeit or refurbished goods - but unfortunately that is the approach many take.

The unfortunate reality is that the electronic counterfeit business is lucrative and the quality of the fakes is making it increasingly harder to detect them.

Your best protection is to work with companies that share your determination to protect your supply chain and business.








Bolaji Ojo
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What about the rest of the supply chain?
Bolaji Ojo   6/26/2012 6:55:45 AM

Your article focused on what independent distributors must have to get IDEA membership but as you are well aware counterfeits can enter the supply chain through many other channels, including franchise distributors (receiving contaminated returns, for instance) and contract manufacturers. What do you recommend for this group of companies?

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Put your house in order first.
prabhakar_deosthali   6/26/2012 1:40:58 AM

nothing can be more serious than the supply chain of the DOD itself getting infiltrated with counterfeit parts, where may be the strictest norms are applied for supplier selection, qualification, inward inspection and quality control and parts traceability.

So unless there is an insider help such infiltration cannot happen.

My suggestion would be to hold the person resoponsible for making the buying decision guilty if  he has purchased a counterfeit part. Unless every company puts its own house in order with strcitest pusnishment for such acts , we will continue to blame only the suppliers.

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