Does your supplier verification process enhance your counterfeit detection procedures?
- Angharad Storrie
- supplier verification process
- counterfeit detection
- visual inspection
- Plant DNA
- Chemical Fingerprints
- Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
- Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
- Retronix curve trace testing
- Acetone Testing
- gray market
- Supply chain Management
- full traceability
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...