AS 5553, “Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition,” has just been revised and the new Revision A is available from Document Center Inc. now. This standard is for use by organizations that procure and/or integrate electronic parts and/or assemblies containing such items.
Originally focused on Aerospace end-product producers, suppliers and processors, the standard has been expanded to address fraudulent/counterfeit risk mitigation on a global scale. Multi-sector electronic supply chain industries can use this standard, since it provides uniform requirements, practices and methods to alleviate the risks of receiving and installing fraudulent/counterfeit parts.
The new issue is significantly longer than the original AS 5553 release (43 pages as compared to 33 pages) and has a new title as well.
When suspect or confirmed counterfeit electrical and electronic equipment is discovered, AS 5553A standardizes requirements, practices, and methods for:
- Parts Management
- Supplier Management
- Response Strategies
For more information on the SAE documents available on this topic, see our blog from 11/7/2012 on AS 6462. For more information on this standard itself, see our blog from 9/10/2010 on AS 5553 original release.
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