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Proven steps for Buyers to mitigate the risk of counterfeit electronic parts
Keywords: counterfeit, buyer, risk
When today’s electronics supply chain environment is filled with counterfeit parts, a buyer’s process should not be the same as their process a decade ago. Unless those buyers have always purchased directly from the manufacturer, those processes used today will certainly increase the risk of procuring counterfeit parts. The procurement process is not just a service function. Much more is required of the buyer to the extent that their roles are changing in attempts and successes in mitigating counterfeit risk. The awareness of this issue has improved in the last few years, industry standards have been developed, new regulations are being released and enforcement is on the rise. We can now take advantage of some of the best of what we have learned. This presentation will provide proven steps that a buyer can implement to help mitigate the risk of counterfeit electronic parts in their organizations.
Phillip J Zulueta, Consultant and Chairman Emeritus
SAE International

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