ASQ Austin March 10, 2021 General Meeting: Hunting Counterfeit Material, Protecting the Supply Chain, and the Standards that Guide Us
As the demand for Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts increases globally so does the risk of counterfeit material entering your supply chain. Counterfeit EEE parts are the catalyst for billions of dollars in lost revenue annually throughout multiple facets of industry and in severe cases could potentially lead to a loss of life. Counterfeit EEE parts pose a threat to vital sectors of our economy including military infrastructure, medical supply chains and equipment, the aerospace industry, as well as many others we rely upon to get by in our day to day lives.
Throughout this presentation Dane Reynolds (VP of Operations - Astute Electronics) will provide a glimpse into the risk posed by counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts in the supply chain, how counterfeit material is created, the signs to look for when identifying this material, the standards that define our industry’s best practices, and what our industry does to mitigate this risk and protect the supply chain.
Aerospace, defense, medical, and other high reliability verticals cannot be compromised without putting lives and our economy at risk. Dane Reynolds is currently the Vice President of Operations for Astute Electronics and for the past decade has made it his mission to help stamp out counterfeits in these supply chains. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and certificates for Lean Six Sigma, APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, and Project Management Professional.