A Well Received Technology Briefing on Risk Management & Supply Chain Quality for the Nuclear


ISM & QA Working Group

Supply Chain Quality Assurance Workshop

October 16, 2018

Risk Management & Material Protection of

EEE Devices: Non-Compliance, Copy-Cats or Frauds

briefed by

Bob Vermillion, CEO

iNARTE Certified ESD & Product Safety Engineer

RMV Technology Group LLC

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035

By special invitation from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bob Vermillion briefed the EFCOG members and interested parties on his "out of the box" findings and current trends on Suspect Counterfeits that influence compliance for the global supply chain and Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Management.

It was a great success and the interest from the DOE, the contracting community and the supply chain attendees prompted many questions on existing programs and improvements that need to be implemented for the Industry.

The long-standing war on counterfeits has made inroads for the detection, avoidance and mitigation of suspect counterfeit parts and components.

Reliance upon Supplier Technical Data Sheets can no longer be the litmus test for Supply Chain Quality Assurance due to the unstoppable growth of suspect counterfeits sold on the internet, the use of the P-Card and Buying Online by Government and Industry!

Bob Vermillion discussed the value of periodic verification of materials and packaging beyond 1st Article testing and the consequences of not having a program in place. Solutions were also discussed with examples of new technologies that can reduce the incidence of counterfeits in the supply chain and better cost savings for the customer and for the OEM. ​

For more information on Suspect Counterfeit Awareness Seminars or more in-depth coverage on specific topics related to the nuclear power industry, please contact direct Renee Mitchell at 650-964-4792 or email Renee at renee@esdaerospacetraining.org.

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