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Does your supplier verification process enhance your counterfeit detection procedures?

Does your supplier verification process enhance your counterfeit detection procedures?
Counterfeit components are becoming increasingly sophisticated, posing a growing threat to supply chains and calling for businesses to be extra vigilant. In the first instance, the key to avoiding counterfeits is to use suppliers that offer full traceability all the way back to the manufacturer. However, when your only option is to source from the grey market, there are a host of tools you can use to ensure that you are not purchasing counterfeits as they get more sophisticated. If you do not have direct access to these tools then use a reputable company to do it for you. Counterfeit...

Clarification still required regarding the "gray market"...

Clarification still required regarding the "gray market"...
The electronics Media and Franchised Distributors are still blaming counterfeit supply on the "Gray Market". We have always argued that the true perpetrators are operating in the Black Market. The term "Independent distributors" was born out of a need to separate the good from the bad in this much needed segment of the supply chain. Independent distributors come in many shapes and sizes and not all are created equal. Component Sense enjoys being Independent because it allows us fill essential voids in the supply chain. We love being able to provide innovative solutions to age old problems. Our first line...

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