The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will be holding a one-day course on the detection of counterfeit and fraudulent items on December 3, 2012. This workshop consists of two half-day sessions. One session will address current regulatory expectations, EPRI guidance, and programmatic measures that can be taken to mitigate exposure to counterfeit electronics. The other session consists of an interactive, hands-on workshop which includes handing and examining a number of hardware items. This course is targeted at mechanics and technicians, buyers, receipt inspectors, procurement engineers, and management. …
Counterfeit, Fraudulent, Substandard Item Training Workshop
Planner: Alessandra Ozorio
This workshop consists of two half-day sessions. One session will address current regulatory expectations, EPRI guidance, and programmatic measures that can be taken to mitigate exposure to counterfeit electronics.
The other session consists of an interactive, hands-on workshop which includes handing and examining a number of hardware items.
The interactive workshop introduces participants to the growing counterfeit issue and includes discussion of applicable processes, components, roles and responsibilities. Individuals are given a number of different hardware components, and asked to identify what they believe may be a problem with the item, which would make them believe the item is a potential counterfeit item.
The training module has been updated over the past year to include counterfeiting of electronic components and issues discovered in the construction industry. The updated training includes examination of suspected counterfeit electronics with a digital microscope to better understand that normal inspection techniques like visual inspection may not suffice when the components are very small.
The workshop is geared for everyone from the maintenance master crafts persons, purchasing agents, engineers, procurement engineers, building inspectors, material handlers, quality assurance personnel, warehouse persons, job planners, clerical, credit card purchaser, vendors/suppliers and management. The materials handled during the workshop are common to the work place, and in some cases to the home.
The training addresses management’s role as well as those of engineering, procurement, quality, warehousing, craft persons, installers, vendors and suppliers.
Discussion on the importance of establishing clear requirements and identifying applicable standards is included. The workshop will provide participants with an awareness of tactics commonly used to introduce infringing materials into the supply chain, signs that received materials may not be authentic, and recommended actions to be taken when a suspect counterfeit item is identified.
Monday, December 3, 2012
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM