Largely overlooked by Federal and Commerical OEMs, CMs, Suppliers and Procurement, the increasing issues with Supplier Compliance for Materials and Packaging can no longer be relegated to "Technical Data Sheets." To do so is simply throwing Risk Management out the door.
Probably the biggest problem is the use of "Technical Data Sheets" as some type of proof of compliance in combination with outdated specifications or no specifications for materials compliance. In effect, you are leaving the door open for the Supplier to provide you with the cheapest product at the highest level of profit with the greatest risk to your ESD Program.
Another huge problem is the "P Card" for internet and catalog buys. We see this over and over again in our lab at NASA Ames Research. The purchase of products and materials on the web is 'untraceable' to the original source and you are, in effect, setting yourself up for purchasing Suspect Counterfeit and Non-Compliant parts and packaging.
Open the Cover of the Article at the bottom of this page - it is all about "Awareness" that will lead to the education to make the right decisions when purchasing for your organization.