Following a formalized materials qualification process is critical to the success of a Corporate Quality Assurance Program. Not only should your Supply Chain Procurement Engineering require all Suppliers to provide up-to-date testing data for internal auditors as well as customers, but also to insure a quality process that is absolutely essential today due to suspect counterfeit and non-compliant products widely seen in both the Federal and Commercial marketplace. Due to the "globalization" to provide more leverage for the supply chain, the net effect has resulted in extreme competitiveness by substitutions, off-shore sourcing and the rise in counterfeits from parts and components to materials, packaging, gloves, garments, ionizers, etc. etc.
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