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Counterfeit parts collectively account for supply chain challenges costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year, reports EPS News, but there’s some simple ways to fight against counterfeit entering supply chains.

“Companies rely on interventions such as computer vision cameras and blockchain records to trace components and identify possible fakes. However, even if businesses don’t have such high-tech options yet, representatives can still fight against counterfeit items,” reports EPS News.

“Collecting production, inventory and purchase data can enhance the supply chain by giving more visibility to all the supply chain parties. Setting vendor incentives for upholding high quality standards can also cut the risk of counterfeiting by encouraging excellent performance and emphasizing that companies assess supplier performance.”

However, counterfeiter frequently deploy increasingly sophisticated techniques. Semiconductor manufacturing includes hundreds of steps from specification to distribution, providing many opportunities for counterfeit attacks conducted during the assembly, distribution, and second-hand supply-chain stages. Discovering them is impossible without using a variety of lab-based destructive and non-destructive testing.

For more help in this area, Astute Electronics offer very reliable on-site labs for carrying out a range of destructive and non-destructive anti-counterfeit measures, as shown here:

Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

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