Updated Counterfeit Electronic Parts Prevention Training
Among the 42 available life cycle logistics continuous learning modules, wanted to let you know about one in particular that has just been updated.
CLL 032 Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts from Entering the DoD Supply System is a “self-paced computer-based training module is designed to allow participants to learn about different types of commercial and industry nonconforming, suspect, and counterfeit items, how these items are entering into the commercial and DoD supply chains, the economic impact these items have, and how to develop basic skills for identifying possible non-conforming and suspect counterfeit items. Participants will also learn how to mitigate the risks involved in the procurement of these items and how to report these items through the proper channels.”
The updated version of the module was issued this past week as a result of the fact that DoD continues its process of drafting and revising policy to establish more standardized approaches for counterfeit prevention. CLL 032 has been updated to reflect this information. A major change to CLL 032 was the insertion of the word "electronic" in the course title to ensure the focusing of the discussion on electronic parts, which is only one of the several areas in which counterfeiting occurs. Other significant changes include expanded discussion of US Government policies and recommended Best Practices, as well as Industry standards. Additional discussion of the definitions of counterfeit terminology and categories has been included to provide a better insight into the identification, detection and reporting of counterfeit parts. Additional resources currently available from several US Government Departments/Agencies, as well as professional associations, have been identified, and may be accessed via embedded Internet hyperlinks.
Encourage you to check out the newly revised CLL 032 module. It covers an important topic of interest and value to the life cycle logistician, the product support manager, as well as virtually every career field across the defense acquisition workforce.