What does it take to handle fraudulent components and parts? Either if you are the supplier or the person/company buying and accessing them. The answer to this question depends on the company you have and the industry it is part of. For Aerospace companies, several standards apply in order to combat or fight off counterfeit components and parts.
Before continuing, standards and ISOs are quite specific in their goals and purposes. What we are trying to say with this is that every standard has a function and specific area of expertise—to make it simple—and it is necessary to implement the right one that goes well with your ISO needs. In the case of counterfeit parts, you also need to determine which specific components you are dealing with.
After all, there are over a dozen standards that are for the area of fraudulent components in the Aerospace industry. But you don’t need to implement all of them even if your company is focused on producing and fabricating components. Instead, you need to implement and get certified in the ones that are for the parts you fabricate, your ISO needs—very specific ones—and your company’s goals.
Most companies that are trying to implement ISOs have a hard time trying to decide not only what they need but also, how they are going to meet all the requirements in each one of them. Some standards are also mandatory, so besides having to implement those that can improve and boost your company in specific areas and elements, you also have to deal with the regulatory ones.
It can take a lot of work—we are more than aware of this—, but with the proper organization and guidelines, it shouldn’t be a problem to deal with—at least—a few ones. This is the case with Counterfeits AS6081, which takes us to the main topic we were discussing at the beginning: dealing with fraudulent components.
This standard focuses on dealing with the large number of fraudulent parts that enter the supply chain of the Aerospace industry.
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