Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Tool for Risk Assessment of Distributors
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice is applicable for all organizations that procure electronic components from sources other than the original component manufacturer. It is especially applicable for assessing distributors that sell electronic components without contractual authorization from the original component manufacturer.
Rationale: This recommended practice was created due to a significant and increasing volume of counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. This recommended practice was created to provide organizations with a tool to assess a supplier’s capability to prevent, detect, contain, and report suspect or confirmed counterfeit electronic components.