1. 11 Jul '14, 11am

    Group Managing Director at Component Sense

    How does genuine product bought direct from TE or any other manufacturer become a counterfeit risk as soon as it lands in the hands of the customer?

    Large OEM and EMS companies have excellent controls and traceability. I buy excess stock all the time from large tier 1, trusted OEM and EMS companies and I have the reassurance that the stock has been properly procured from direct sources. There is no risk at all, I can see CofC's or SAP traceability. I know my suppliers systems and procedures inside out and have close relationships with key personnel in all areas. We can pass these assurances on to our customers so that they remain safe from counterfeits too.

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