Course Overview

There is NO alternative to good supply chain management as a defense against counterfeit parts. Many types of products that have to be manufactured and supported for long periods of time lack control over critical parts of their supply chain, e.g., avionics and space, telecom infrastructure, and industrial controls. Much of the problem regarding counterfeit electronics is due to a lack of due diligence by the part buyers. Understanding the supply chain and assessing the supply chain before engaging them are necessary steps for any organization. This course will cover how to understand and utilize component information like process change notices, material declarations, and qualification reports for making supply change management and counterfeit detection more efficient. The role of counterfeit part reporting as a legal and technical tool, along with its promises and limitations, will be discussed with examples.

    Course Outline

    1. Electronic Part Supply Chain
      • Participant
      • Evolution
    2. Assessment of Electronic Part Manufacturers and Part
    3. Assessment of Electronic Part Distributors
      • Methods and Case Study
      • Standards
    4. How to Assess and Utilize Process Change Notices, Material Declaration, Qualification Reports and Other Component Information
      • Introduction and examples
      • Use in counterfeit detection
    5. Status of Counterfeit Electronics Related Standards
      • ​​​​Standards Related to Part Distributor Assessment - SAE 6081 and SAE 6496
      • JEDEC Standard (JESD243) on "Counterfeit" Parts
      • Updates to SAE 5553 and Related ARP, Definitions
      • IPC 1782 - Traceability Standard
    6. Counterfeit Part Reporting
      • Forums for Reporting
      • Pros and Cons
    7. Closure and Discussion


    Dr. Diganta Das
    (301)-405-7770 |
    Bldg. 89, Rm. 1101
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742