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Your Firm’s Ally in the Fight against Counterfeit Parts

Posted by Colin Page on Jun 12, 2013 3:59:00 PM

Secure Components is a firm specializing in the procurement and validation of difficult-to source electronic and mechanical components to be used in life-critical applications.

We can partner with your firm to ensure the integrity and quick procurement of essential Alliescomponents in time-sensitive situations.  Secure Components also ensures that all parts which we deliver meet the standards set forth in National Defense Authorization Act Section 818 in order to keep counterfeit parts from entering your firm’s supply chain. This is accomplished through the implementation of a Counterfeit Avoidance Plan (CAP) which is derived from the SAE AS6081 counterfeit mitigation standard.

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What Buyers Need to Know About the AS6081 Counterfeit Avoidance Standard

Posted by Jesse Silverman, Esquire on Jun 4, 2013 8:57:00 AM

As a buyer you are no doubt bombarded with emails and memos from your quality department with updates and amendments to your quality requirements. The language, terminology and qualityacronyms they use can be difficult to follow and comprehend. At the end of the day though, the underlying mission of your quality department is quite simple: to make certain you are purchasing authentic and quality parts.

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Secure Components Ships Donations in Support of OK Tornado Victims

Posted by Al Kiel on May 31, 2013 2:42:00 PM

On May 31, 2013, Secure Components sent a shipment of donated goods, including blankets, Oklahoma Relief 1shoes, clothing and bottled water, to Tinker, OK in support of efforts to aid the victims of last week’s devastating tornado.  These goods were donated by the friends and family of employees, as well as numerous residents of the Philadelphia area. The shipment will be sent to the Tinker Air Force Base Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC), where aid will be distributed to the families affected.

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Memorial Day – A Day to Reflect

Posted by Stephan Halper on May 28, 2013 1:21:00 PM

memorial dayDuring a normal work week, I spend my days reviewing orders for the DLA, DoD, and Prime Defense Contractors, amongst others.  My primary focus during this time is part quality, delivery time, pricing, etc.  However, when I sign my name to the bottom of the order checklist, I'm reminded as to whom the part is ultimately for: The Warfighter.  Supporting America's Armed Forces comes with great responsibility, something everyone at Secure Components is aware of.  On a daily basis our sales reps are speaking to individuals that have served our country with valor and honor. Our sales manager is a former submariner, and his presence is a constant reminder to everyone at Secure Components as to what our true mission is. 

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Philanthropic Drive in Norristown, PA Supports Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Posted by Jackie Puleo on May 22, 2013 2:17:00 PM

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Google at Your Own Risk: Counterfeit Parts and Vendors In the Shadows

Posted by Jesse Silverman, Esq. on May 18, 2013 10:02:00 AM

GoogleWorking in supply chain, we’ve all been there. You have an AOG requirement and are desperate to find the part. For the purposes of this example let’s say we’re talking about a connector. The connector was obsoleted three years ago and is not available from either the OEM or franchise. Enterprising buyer that you are, you launch your web browser of choice, enter the part number into a search engine and are relieved to see that there are pages upon pages of results showing vendor upon vendor as having stock.

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How We Can Support Our Troops and Their Pets

Posted by Jackie Puleo on May 15, 2013 10:10:00 AM

In April 2012, I left a 10-year career in veterinary medicine to embark on a new opportunity at Secure Components.  My job at Secure Components allows me the opportunity to work directly with military men and women every day.  As I forge new relationships with these folks, it’s my job to help them.  Like most things I do in life, I dove into my new position with an intense passion to help make the environment I work in and those that work in it a better place. In doing so, I find myself considering their problems and concerns as I watch the sacrifice they make for our country.   I am an animal lover at heart, especially dogs, and recently came across a story that I felt compelled to write about.  Think about how we can support our troops as you read on.

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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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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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