- NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
By personal invitation from NASA Ames Safety Mission & Assurance Office, Bob Vermillion, SME ESD Materials & Packaging, was invited to provide a One-Hour Mini Tutorial on Suspect Counterfeit Materials & Packaging in the Federal Supply Chain. The conference room was filled with Federal employees, Prime Contractors, OEMs and CMs that provide products to NASA, DOD and DOE.
Bob Vermillion, a renowned Subject Matter Expert in ESD Materials, Packaging and Static Control products, has written numerous articles and white papers on the rise in Supplier Non-Compliance throughout the global supply chain.
Many of these issues today can be attributed to a lack of awareness of manufacturers and end users that have always relied upon a "Tech Data Sheet" as proof of a product's compliance to "Industry Standards."
Today, you must "Trust but Verify Your Supplier" to insure Compliance to traceable Standards of Performance that can include ANSI/ESD, Military Standards, ASTM, IEC, JEDEC or your specific Corporate requirements.