Suspect Counterfeits and the Grey Market



Supply Chain Quality Assurance Workshop 

October 15-18, 2018




Suspect Counterfeits & The Grey Market 

The Criticality of Incoming Inspection to Identify and Mitigate Non-Compliant & Suspect Counterfeit Knock-Offs that Compromise Supply Chain Safety


presented by


Bob Vermillion, CPP/Fellow

iNARTE Certified ESD & Product Safety Engineer


RMV Technology Group LLC

a NASA Industry Partner

Moffett Field, CA  94035


16 October 2018

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


By special invitation from Los Alamos National Laboratory,  Bob Vermillion has been invited to speak on Suspect Counterfeits and Non-Conformance of electronic products, materials and packaging in concert with rapid technological advances and the internet of things (IoT).  


Today, appliances, automobiles, medical devices, electronic products and consumer goods (and almost everything else) are connected to the IoT  and that in itself creates a huge demand on the manufacturing sector. 


This domino effect has created an alternate market in the industrial  landscape that is due in part to  limited  capacity in the  mass-production of  electronic parts and components. 


As a result, we have a fast moving off-shore manufacturing alternative for the grey market to  fill the gap for  more accessible  electronic devices. 


May the "Buyer Beware"   when flipping through slick catalogs or very cool websites.  Buying cheaper does not mean less money spent; buying a product in what appears to be the same or similar as the original is no guarantee of performance based upon a Technical Data Sheet.   


The probable use of substandard materials that do not meet US regulatory requirements can very well be the price you pay to buy cheaper.



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