Global Supply Chain
Global Supply Chain,
OEMs, CMs, Primes, Subs
& Customer Requirements
Catalogs and Online Purchases for ESD
Materials & Products
must be tested In-House or by a 3rd Party Test Lab to Insure Supplier Compliance.
ESD Materials, Packaging, Parts, Components and Products without a MQL can be Non-Compliant or Suspect Counterfeit.
Have Suspect Counterfeit ESD Packaging & Materials Infiltrated the Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain?
April 14, 2016
Over the past several years, U.S. based organizations have sacrificed the traditional “internal auditing process” with reliance upon contract manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to do the right thing. To compound the problem, organizations have accepted supplier specifications as adequate proof in qualifying a product for use. The inspection of ESD sensitive devices or EEE parts is very important, but without special safeguards, the additional handling to remove and repack a product for validation can cause both physical and ESD damage in the process. For electronic ESD sensitive components, including those not sensitive to static electricity, measures must be utilized to detect, inspect and validate the packaging as well as incoming EEE parts. Read on and learn more about why "assuming" the protective packaging as a "Visual Inspection Process" can no longer be relied upon for compliance.
Non-Compliant or Suspect Counterfeit Shipping of Protective Package Materials Can be Reduced due to Standardization
November 29, 2012
Bob Vermillion, iNARTE Certified ESD & Product Safety Engineer, Featured Presenter:
"Non-Compliant or Suspect Counterfeit Shipping of Protective Package Materials Can be Reduced due to Standardization."
Bob was also an invited Guest as a Speaker on the Standardization Panel: Standardization for Adaptability and Resiliency. This session was moderated by Mr Christian Orlowski, Northrop Grumman Corp and included Panel Members: Mr Anthony Acosta - Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
The DMSMS Annual Conference (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages) is an annual event under the leadership of the DOD is a compilation of the best practices from across the Department of Defense for managing the risk of obsolescence for electronic, electrical, and mechanical parts. In addition, it identifies various tools that may be useful for analyzing and tracking the effectiveness of DMSMS programs.
Static Control Garment Verification to Ensure Supplier Conformance
March 01, 2012
In 2011, RMV was visited by a major aerospace & defense prime due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) garment issues at one of their locations. It was understood that this site was closed for manufacturing due to ESD garment non-conformance.
In addition, another satellite subcontractor’s static control garments were called into question by their customer. RMV was asked to provide guidelines on how to verify an ESD garment’s product integrity and to include testing criteria to utilize for ensuring supplier conformance.
Read more to learn about the importance of accurate Garment Certification and Verification for your Risk Management program.
The Dip Tube
June 01, 2010
Due to the pioneering efforts of Bob Vermillion, CTO and Founder of RMV Technology Group, a NASA Industry Partner and SME in ESD Materials for the Government and Industry, the protective packaging commonly used in the long term storage, manufacture and assembly of critical components, was brought into a focus by his presentation for the NASA Quality Leadership Forum (QLF) in 2010.
Handling today’s architectures in combination with ultra sensitive electronic components packaged in suspect counterfeit or non-conforming materials leads to issues during the inspection process and in use. Issues in the handling of ultra sensitive (Class 0) ESD devices are discussed in this groundbreaking article.
Read more and learn why it is critical to verify your dip tube packaging for protection of Class 0A Sensitive Devices.
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