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10 Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Components

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JADEN
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RE: TIPS FOR AVOINDING CONTERFEIT COMPONENTS
JADEN   7/20/2011 1:34:44 PM
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In addition, purchase shoud be made from an authorized distributor, not from a distributor with no product warranty.

Clairvoyant
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RE: TIPS FOR AVOINDING CONTERFEIT COMPONENTS
Clairvoyant   7/20/2011 2:04:38 PM
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Excellent post, Dawn. These are some great tips that every purchasing department should use.

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Avoiding counterfeits
Barbara Jorgensen   7/20/2011 5:17:33 PM
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Great information as always. There is one issue I am wondering about in regard to procuring through non-authorized channels. Some component makers say they will not honor warrantys or returns for parts not bought through authorized channels. Have you run up against this, and has the component maker stood by its policy?

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RE: TIPS FOR AVOINDING CONTERFEIT COMPONENTS
eemom   7/20/2011 6:18:37 PM
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I agree.  Your tips to avoiding counterfeit components should go a long way to start the education we discussed in your previous posts. 

Jacob
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10 point check to avoid counterfit components.
Jacob   7/21/2011 12:49:21 AM
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Dawn, I agree that all these 10 points are very much valid but I don’t know how we can follow this. In most cases requirements are time bounded and may not get enough time for all these types of checks. So I think it’s better to shortlist a number of companies based on these 10 point s and can do further business with them when requirement comes. I know most of the companies have a preferred vendor and as demand comes they used to procure items through third party, some of them even from local market too. In such cases the vendors also have to follow the same procedure of 10 point scrutiny.

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Jay_Bond   7/21/2011 7:00:21 AM
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Your 10 tips seem pretty spot on to help avoid getting counterfeits into your companies supply chain. It does seem like some of those steps could be limited by time or money. Do you think if following just a couple of steps will help weed out the counterfeits, or would somebody need to try every feasible step to ensure they are getting legit products?

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hwong   7/21/2011 12:53:46 PM
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One suggestion on the article. You might also like to add categorization about the type of counterfeit products. Definitely there are more detrimental situations where counterfeit will cause alot more harm than others. For example, if drugs are counterfeited. Not only will it cause the supply chain disruption, it will also cause the patients' health and the brand of the original company.  It's a snowball effect there.

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Liquidated Damages
EBAKER   7/21/2011 2:20:33 PM
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One way I test an independent distributor's resolve is to ask if they will agree to liquidated damages if the parts they supply fail when used. ALthough nobody, whether franchised or not, will agree to liquidated damages, it drives the point home and opens up discussion regarding the source of supply etc.

 

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garyk   7/21/2011 6:20:26 PM
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EXCELLENT REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adeniji Kayode did you read this report!!!!

I hope this helps answer some of your questions!!!

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Re: Liquidated Damages
pocharle   7/21/2011 8:25:30 PM
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Much like any industry, you can at least call the person's bluff by just asking this question. Most people don't expect it so they will have no real response for it. If you get something commendable verbally and in writing, you'llknow you're dealing with a real professional.

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