UK meeting to highlight counterfeiting in the supply chain

January 21, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Specifically oriented to the UK’s electronic systems supply chain, but of interest to those in the wider industry, a meeting in London on Thursday 27th February 2014 will look at all of the issues surrounding the subject of Counterfeit Avoidance in the UK electronic components supply network and, in particular, strategies that can be adopted to avoid associated problems.

Members of ESCO, (the Electronic Systems Community, formerly the UK Electronics Alliance) together with representatives from the UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) will, with cross industry support, host the meeting.

Counterfeit electronic components is an increasingly significant problem in the electronic components supply network. Reports of counterfeit parts quadrupled in the period 2009/11, infiltrating even the most secure supply chains. In 2013 alone the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum website received an average of 30 new reports per week.

The joint ESCO / BIS organised seminar on Strategies for Counterfeit Avoidance in the Supply Chain, to be held at London’s 1VS Conference Centre on Thursday 27th February 2014, is the latest in a series of events aimed at raising awareness of this issue. The proceedings will build on previous seminars by providing an update from many of the UK’s leading experts of the work being undertaken to combat this threat. Seminar delegates new to this issue will receive a broad insight into the problem together with advice on how to access current information, and support to reduce the risk to their organisations.

For additional information or to obtain a copy of the draft agenda, email; esco.secretariat@gmail.comor

or visit the document library at: www.ukelectronicsalliance.org.uk/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,97/Itemid,9/

Register directly for the event online; www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1376977