CALCE Participates in the recent NSF Conference
This NSF-sponsored conference on Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks was held at George Mason University on March 28th- 29th at its Arlington campus. Researchers from CALCE, Dr. Das, Prof. Sandborn, and Mr. Akhavantaheri, participated in the workshop. Prof. Sandborn was a panelist on the supply chain and Mr. Akhavantaheri presented a poster titled "An Enterprise Network Model for Understanding and Disrupting Illicit Counterfeit Electronic Part Supply Chains". Dr. Das contributed to the report preparation through group discussion and presented a poster titled "An Enterprise Network Model for Understanding and Disrupting Illicit Counterfeit Electronic Part Supply Chains."
The main research objective was to create an enterprise network model to understand the dynamics and test the efficacy of policies and technologies for reducing the prevalence of counterfeit electronic parts and predicting unintended consequences. The poster that was presented as a part of the conference has recently been published in IISE Transactions by Mr. Akhavantaheri, Dr. Das, and Prof. Sandborn.
The article titled "An Enterprise Network Model for Understanding and Disrupting Illicit Counterfeit Electronic Part Supply Chains" analyses several promising policies in the electronic parts industry for disrupting the flow of counterfeit electronic parts. It discusses a socio-technical electronic part supply-chain network model that has been developed to facilitate policy analysis. The article also emphasizes the effectiveness of the model in allowing the prediction of the risk of counterfeits making it into an operator’s system and the length of time between relevant supply-chain events/disruptions and the appearance of counterfeits... Read More.
The project team conducted several workshops during the execution of this task and some are listed below:
- Workshop 1: Safeguarding Critical System Supply Chains Against Compromise, this workshop focussed on the unique issues posed by compromised components (hardware, material, software, data, algorithms, humans), and how they can be predicted and mitigated.
- Workshop 2: Enterprise Network Models for Counterfeit Part Supply Chains, the objective of this workshop was to examine enterprise network modeling as a tool for understanding and disrupting counterfeit electronics supply chains.
- Workshop 3: Compromised Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain Workshop, the objective of the virtual workshop was to discuss and address the challenges and opportunities in Additive Manufacturing (AM) from technical, security, and counterfeit perspectives.
Published April 26, 2023