This standard was created in response to a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. This standard was created to provide uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.
A growing number of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts are entering the supply chain, especially when purchasing parts from other than Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs), or their authorized agents. This standard establishes requirements and practices to mitigate the risk of buying, receiving, and selling fraudulent/counterfeit parts. This document standardizes requirements, practices, and methods related to supplier management, procurement, inspection, test/evaluation, as well as response strategies when suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts are discovered. It should be noted that not one practice, combination of practices, standard or certification to that standard's requirements will prevent fraudulent/counterfeit parts from entering the supply chain. Implementation of the requirements of this document provides a vehicle for specific elements of the supply chain to collaborate and minimize risk.