Supply Chain Stressors
As communities grow, and the world becomes more connected, and supply chains are powered more by technology, there is an exponential need for security. Bad actors exist, whether they are individuals, nation states, or biological.
Counterfeit, fraudulent, and mislabeled parts are a significant concern and affect public safety and trust.
Counterfeit parts have proliferated in every major manufacturing industry.
For automotive OEMS, this impacts the OEM and can also impact dealerships and the consumer from a service part standpoint. Unfortunately for the OEM and the consumer, counterfeit parts can often look genuine.
For the aerospace industry, one of the many safeguards required by the FAA is Form 8130 for all eligible product and article shipments. This helps aviation authorities as well as manufacturers and suppliers to ensure complete traceability and ease the movement of products and articles through the aviation system.
The agriculture and food processing industries must adhere to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) section 204 that requires the FDA to designate foods for which additional recordkeeping requirements are appropriate and necessary to protect public health.
Parts can be quickly checked for authenticity at a lot or unit level
Protection against proliferation of counterfeit parts
Seamless and easy way to validate parts at the lot level
Validation of warrant claims – negating counterfeit parts
Traceability and recall
Adherence to state, federal, and international regulations
Protection of brand integrity