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CAMA-Counterfeit Components Epidemic Flight 214

Posted by Todd Kramer on Jul 8, 2013 9:51:00 PM

CAMAIn discussion with other Counterfeit Avoidance Mark Alliance (CAMA) board members the news of Flight 214 crashing in San Francisco was the single topic of the day. News video of the plane crash landing made us cringe while at the same time reminded us just how important the success of counterfeit avoidance/mitigation really is.  CAMA is based on the SAE’s Standards AS6081, AS5553A and AS6174 and the International IECQ Conformity Assessment Certification Program, IECQ-AP-CAP

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July 23rd Webinar – First Ever Accredited Anti-Counterfeit Certification Program

Posted by Todd Kramer on Jul 1, 2013 3:14:00 PM

 

WebiinarThe introductions of Anti-Counterfeit Certification Programs which are governed by the new Standards AS6081, AS5553, & AS6174 have induced big change for the supply chain.   Moving a person to do things under uncertainty is often difficult – the first thing they do is freeze.   Naturally, they are scared of what they might lose.    The second thing that occurs is that when people or organizations are uncertain, they don’t look internally at themselves for the answers, because more often than not, they see ambiguity and their own lack of confidence.   Instead we look for outside sources, a center of excellence in which information can reduce the uncertainty.

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

Posted by Todd Kramer on May 7, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Normally, when I leave my family for an extended period of time for business I get a nervous Singaporebug 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 Todd Kramer on May 5, 2013 10:17:00 AM

DODEffective 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 Todd Kramer on Apr 30, 2013 10:15:00 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 Todd Kramer on Apr 26, 2013 9:40:00 AM

Over the past several months, Secure Components LLC has arranged assessments to be the IECFirst 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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ERAI Important Announcement – AS5553 Rev. A Counterfeit Parts

Posted by Todd Kramer on Apr 18, 2013 10:33:00 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 Todd Kramer on Apr 16, 2013 10:14:00 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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International Counterfeit Avoidance Accredited Certification Scheme

Posted by Todd Kramer on Apr 15, 2013 9:54:00 AM

How will your company benefit?

In accordance with IECQ International Conformity Assessment Rules, the USNC/IECQ Distributors Advisory Group is leading the development of the international accredited Counterfeit Avoidance Certification System, (IECQ CAS).  counterfeit circuit

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Washington DC Warn Car Owners of Counterfeit Air Bags

Posted by Todd Kramer on Apr 15, 2013 8:51:00 AM

At a driver’s most vulnerable  time, the last thing that needs to be thought about is our ever reliable, safe, soft, fluffy air bag which we can lay our faces into as our cars make head on collisions right?    Wrong!

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