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Counterfeit electronic products pose a significant risk of death. They can ground aircraft, cause failure of safety-related components in nuclear plants and harm patients. In addition to serious loss of life and critical safety implications, fake or damaged parts also cause everything from product quality and reliability failures to damaged brand and increased in customer returns and recalls that lead to rework, repair, warranty and maintenance costs.
Join Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as they host SMT Corporation and ERAI Inc for an exclusive opportunity to hear experts reveal some the most sophisticated counterfeits being detected and reported throughout the global supply chain.
Webcast viewers will hear from the recognized independent distributor of electronic components, SMT Corporation, who has detected some of the most sophisticated counterfeit electronic products that industry has seen. SMT will reveal counterfeit findings from their state-of-the-art 72,000 square foot facility which has been recognized as offering some of the most advanced quality and counterfeit mitigation capabilities in the world.
Viewers will also hear from ERAI Inc, the privately held organization recognized for monitoring, investigating and reporting counterfeit, substandard and high-risk parts. In recent data published by IHS Inc., ERAI is accountable for reporting more than 90% of all verifiable counterfeit incidents reports from 2001-2011. ERAI will share the most sophisticated part and supplier incidents reported each day as well as market intelligence and tools available to avoid, detect, resolve and report counterfeits. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the advanced tools and techniques necessary to keep up with today’s evolving counterfeits and the risks they pose to your supply chain.
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Tom Sharpe is the Vice President of SMT Corporation, located in Sandy Hook Connecticut. Tom co-founded SMT with his wife Kirsten in 1995 and they have since built SMT into one of the industry's leading Independent Stocking Distributors of electronic components. In addition to being a long-time member of ERAI, Tom has served 2 terms as Vice President of IDEA where he has served continuously on the Board of Directors since the year of it's formation in 2003.
Tom is an associate member of Aerospace Industry Association's Counterfeit Parts IPT, and a member of SAE International's G-19 committee that is currently developing the new Independent Distributor AS6081 certification standard. Tom also serves on the G-19A sub-committee that is drafting the recommended Acoustic Microscopy test methods for the AS6171 inspection standard. Tom is very active on the Defense & Aerospace Industry speaking tour and has become a leading voice from the Independent sector in the fight against counterfeit components in the electronics industry. Tom's presentations serve to educate all sectors of the electronics industry about the growing dangers of counterfeits in today's market, and best practices to detect and mitigate those dangers.
Mark A. Snider is the founder and President of ERAI, Inc., a privately held global information services organization that monitors, investigates and reports issues that are affecting the global supply chain of electronics. Originally founded in 1995, ERAI in its infancy consisted of a small group of companies sharing data to protect each other from losses resulting from unscrupulous business practices, fraudulent activity and overdue unpaid accounts. As we entered the new millennium, ERAI began seeing complaints related to counterfeit part activity and immediately reacted by creating a database to warehouse this information. Today ERAI is a globally recognized information services organization that offers a variety of tools to help subscribers mitigate risk on parts customers and vendors. Beyond overseeing the day to day business operations and development, Mark volunteers his expertise on numerous industry task forces addressing the counterfeit part problem.
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