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A Case Study: International Certification System Born 5-3-2013

Posted by admin on May 14, 2013 2:47:38 PM

Normally, when I leave my family for an extended period of time for business I get a nervous bug in my stomach. What will I miss on this trip? Will my six year old finally finish his first 3 inning tee-ball game, or will my 18 month old say his first complete sentence? Well last week, while traveling to the other end of the earth; I visited a fantastic place directly on the equator, but this time I had different exciting PGJ (pre-game jitters) ever been to Singapore?

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April 26, 2013 Department of Defense Counterfeit Prevention Policy

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 10:07:44 AM

Effective April 26, 2013 and in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive, policies have been established, responsibilities have been assigned, to prevent the introduction of counterfeit materiel at any level of the DoD supply chain. These assigned responsibilities for prevention, detection, remediation, investigation, and restitution to defend the DoD against counterfeit materiel that poses a threat to personnel safety and mission assurance.

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Distinguishing Worldwide Standardization Organizations ISO & IEC

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2013 9:10:19 AM

Standards work deals with safety aspects in many different forms across a wide range of technologies and for most products, processes, services and systems. The increasing complexity of products and systems entering the market makes it necessary to place a high priority on consideration of safety aspects.

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Counterfeit Avoidance Advancement For The DOD Via Asia

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2013 11:59:08 AM

Over the past several months, Secure Components LLC has arranged assessments to be the First Independent Distributor in the world to demonstrate Counterfeit Mitigation Compliance. This achievement was observed by a number of big time industry playmakers, and policy setters.

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Introduction to the IECQ System

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2013 7:30:15 AM

Over the next couple of weeks I will be providing an Introduction the the IECQ system. Today’s blog is the first part of five.

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Life Cycle Management and Product Support

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2013 7:00:44 AM

When assessing future risks, specific about Life Cycle Management and Product Support, a buyer must maximize the long term total overall value of to the Department of Defense by providing the best possible product support outcomes at the lowest operations and support costs.

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What do buyers want more of? They want Information and Education on counterfeit electronics.

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2013 6:00:29 AM

A great article from Global Purchasing on what buyers want more of in 2013. They want more information and education on counterfeit electronics. 54% of subscribers to Electronic Design, Machine Design and SourceESB responded that need help identifying quality sources of supply on the open market and help with techniques to identify counterfeit parts.

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Is ISO 9001 and/or AS 9120 still meeting your needs?

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2013 5:00:42 AM

Are your commitments/investments in ISO 9001 and/or AS 9120 still meeting your needs?

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ERAI Important Announcement – AS5553 Rev. A Published!

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2013 7:30:32 AM

SAE International Enhances Global Counterfeit Parts Standard with release of AS5553A

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Trusted Brokers Don’t Misrepresent Their Testing Capabilities

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2013 7:00:00 AM

In dealings within our business, industry is taking notice that current suppliers are performing counterfeit detection and risk mitigation…hopefully what that means is that the broker is being transparent, offering the slew of tests which are listed in the AS6081, and getting preparing to get certified to that standard. It’s the process that is getting audited. In most cases, the broker is not representing that they are certified for the ability to test components, just that they have the capability to provide risk mitigation, by following the AS6081 standard.

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