Counterfeit Materiel; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Materiel
This SAE Standard standardizes practices to:
a. maximize availability of authentic materiel (made from the proper materials using the proper processes with required testing,)
b. procure materiel from reliable sources,
c. assure authenticity and conformance of procured materiel
d. control materiel identified as counterfeit, and
e. report counterfeit materiel to other potential users and government investigative authorities.
Rationale: This standard was created in response to a significant and increasing volume of counterfeit materiel entering the supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks.
This standard was created to provide uniform requirements, practices and methods to improve the likelihood of only acquiring authentic and conforming materiel of any type in any industry sector.