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Supply Chain Remains a Risky Business

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/19/2013 6:44:19 PM
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Congrats on being part of a very select group. And thanks for the link.

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jesse_securecomponents   11/19/2013 5:42:00 PM
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@Hailey - As mentioned below, DLA spent two days at our facility conducting a very thorough audit. Prior to their visit there was an application process.

 

Currently, there are 13 distributors who have been QTSL approved by the DLA. You can find the list here:

http://www.landandmaritime.dla.mil/offices/sourcing_and_qualification/QTSL.aspx


 

 

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/19/2013 5:16:26 PM
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@Owen, thanks for teh link. Very helpful.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/19/2013 5:14:18 PM
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@Jesse, thanks for weighing in. What was involved in getting aproval to do DNA marking? HOw many organizations are on that list, do you know?

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/19/2013 5:12:49 PM
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@Owen you make a good point. I'm at a Counterfeit Components Symposium today and one of the suprising things i learned is how bad chips are introduced into the supply chain. For example, as returned product. Trust but verify is the battle cry--the problem is prevailent and the criminals are getting more sophisticated.

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jesse_securecomponents   11/19/2013 1:28:03 PM
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@TaimoorZ Representatives from the DLA in Columbus, OH travelede to our facility and spent two days here auditing us. It was quite a thorough process, which makes sense considering that as Owen mentions they are helping to subsidize the cost of the botanical DNA.

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TaimoorZ   11/19/2013 1:19:58 PM
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"A successful and worked supply chain management should involves a series of aspects, including procurement, quality control, suppliers selection, delivery... For small companies, the practice is a large burden of cost. "

@Lily: I think what makes a strong supply chain is not the individual components but how they are integrated together and work in harmony. Any company can afford to have these individual aspects but what matters here is how well they perform together to add more value to the company. This is where supply chain becomes a key asset for companies.

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TaimoorZ   11/19/2013 1:17:22 PM
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"The DLA has invested heavily in the auditing process and the marking technology. They have responded to the realities and risks of the marketplace, devised a plan and implemented that plan. All credit to them for taking the steps to mitigate risk."

@Jesse: What kind of an auditing process has DLA invested in? Is it mostly internal or external? Or is it a combination of the two?

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owen   11/19/2013 8:11:55 AM
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_hm, While the cost of implimentation, especially for smaller suppliers, is always of concern and often a barrier, the DLA has provided for reimbursement of compliance costs...

"DLA recognizes that implementing DNA marking will likely increase costs, and that the costs will be passed on to DLA during the procurement of the parts."

A full explaination of their cost reimbursement program is available in their FAQs available here:

http://www.dla.mil/InformationOperations/sirc/Lists/News%20Feed/CustomDispForm.aspx?ID=61

 

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Lily   11/18/2013 10:00:48 PM
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Personally, I think the complexity of supply chain and unpredictable risk weigh more. 

A successful and worked supply chain management should involves a series of aspects, including procurement, quality control, suppliers selection, delivery... For small companies, the practice is a large burden of cost. 

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