Earlier this year, I posted an entry discussing the compelling need for Quality Management System Standards to embrace key tenets of counterfeit parts avoidance and detection. In its April 2012 newsletter, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) discusses its score card for 2011 and priorities for 2012. I am pleased to see that “counterfeit parts” appears at #2 on the list of priorities for 2012 within the IAQC score card for “Requirements” (see page 2). I anxiously await the IAQG’s plan specific to counterfeit parts and actions to initiate definitive steps to embed counterfeit avoidance elements into QMS standards and supplier certification programs.
IAQG Priorities for 2012 – “Counterfeit Parts” appears as #2 under “Requirements”