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DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Anne-Liese Heinichen
02/12/2016

This report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the use and effectiveness of GIDEP with regard to counterfeit part reporting, DOD’s efforts in the detection of counterfeit parts and DOD’s reliance on contractors’ implementation of counterfeit avoidance systems.


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NEW Data Source Offered by ERAI Adds Additional Layer of Protection for Members

Kristal Snider
02/05/2016

Since 2001 ERAI has been collecting and storing data on nonconforming and suspect counterfeit parts.  This searchable high risk and suspect counterfeit database includes nonconformance descriptions and images, if available. Each reported part is assigned one of the following “ERAI Part Alert Classifications”:


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Information and Collaboration Reduce Risk

Kristal Snider
06/13/2015

From its foundation ERAI has had one goal and that is to provide a platform for our Members to openly share information for the betterment of our entire community. ERAI’s success in protecting its Members hinges on our ability to provide real-time information allowing for a quick and reliable risk assessment. Since its inception ERAI has investigated and reported thousands of incidents exposing high risk customers, suppliers, product nonconformances, scams and more. Despite the obvious benefits of information sharing, not all ERAI Members participate in the process. Why are some organizations reluctant to share their experiences?                


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To Disclose or Not to Disclose

Kristal Snider
04/25/2014

The steady stream of GIDEP and ERAI Alerts along with a growing number of federal indictments serves as evidence that counterfeit part proliferation isn't slowing down. Reporting and analyzing suppliers and suspect parts can be overwhelming and may lead to unexpected twists and turns.

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