Counterfeit Electronics: Volatile Supply Chain?

November 25, 2014
Hosted by Stan Salot Jr.

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With shortened life cycles, & increased counterfeit risks, we can no longer support product demand through traditional life cycle management processes. Long lasting programs demand predictable forecasts; however as products age & face the risk of obsolete and counterfeit parts, ongoing supply & support are rarely predictable. It is common for engineering, & procurement teams to be hunting for reliable sources long after a last time buy or an end-of-life event, leaving critical programs vulnerable to counterfeit electronics. Counterfeit avoidance requires an approach assessing the entire program demand & managing realities of a volatile supply chain, while addressing the risk on individual parts. If supply chain can’t address today’s environment, counterfeits will remain present as a result of ongoing demand. Marking & detection strategies are still in development, but won’t help the issues we face today. Join Stan Salot & guest, Kaye Porter, to hear ways you can mitigate these risks.

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

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Stan Salot Jr.

Stan Salot Jr.

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group 6 that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People– Working Together for Your Safety. He is author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and he regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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