Book examines challenges of electronic parts and their impacts on consumer and industrial products

SAE International’s new book, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains, examines how counterfeit parts are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it. As the inflow of counterfeit electronic parts does not appear to be slowing, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains investigates the possible solutions to combat the issue, including legislation and standards, and other solutions that are government-driven but that may be impacted by continuing budget cuts. Edited by Kirsten M. Koepsel, the softbound book also presents a high-level compilation of supply-chain best practices identified in a survey of electronic parts manufacturers and government contractors. With more than 30 years in engineering, production support, research, environmental, manufacturing assistance, and policy, Koepsel has a unique view when examining the impact of counterfeits on the supply chain.

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