Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain

Report Number: UMD-LM-14-012

Series: Logistics Management

Category: Counterfeit Parts

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Jacques S. Gansler, William Lucyshyn, and John Rigilano

Title: Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain

Published: 2014-07-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

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Keywords: Supply Chain, Counterfeit Parts


This report provides an exploration of the issue of counterfeit parts within the defense supply chain. It discusses the impact of the rapid globalization of the defense industry on the proliferation of counterfeit parts; describes various manifestations of counterfeiting in the commercial sector, with particular emphasis on electronic parts and components; assesses the current and potential threat of counterfeit parts infiltrating DoD