Rick Stanton is the VP of Quality and Course Director of Pro-Skill Consulting and Training Group. As well as being their principal instructor, he has worked in the Electronic Manufacturing Service industry for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in Supply Quality Engineering and Training Management. He has been employed by prime contract manufacturing companies throughout his career, such as AT&T Network Systems, Raytheon, General Electric, Solectron (Now Flextronics), Jabil Circuits, Harris Corporation and Symetrics Industries. As a Supplier Quality Engineer, one of his primary tasks was the monitoring of newly delivered material/product from independent non-authorized component suppliers (brokers) to ensure only the highest level of electronic components were accepted into the manufacturing system.

Rick has developed several Suspect Counterfeit Component Prevention and Detection Inspection procedures. His associated internal training/certification course was specifically designed for the recognition and prevention of counterfeit components. Rick has been an IPC-J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer. He has internationally taught Electronic Manufacturing Service/Assembly techniques including CCA Hand Soldering, Compliant Rework, Point to Point wiring, Circuit Pad and Track Repair and basic entry level solder training to thousands of engineers, test technicians, production assemblers and quality control personnel. Rick has presented counterfeit component detection programs at the IPC APEX Expo, SMTA and SMTA International conferences and at the SMCBA 2011 International conference in Australia. His counterfeit component detection work/articles were gladly accepted and published in several global Electronic Sourcing and News Magazines.

Counterfeit Electronic Components have become a major global concern for the electronic manufacturing service industry. Today, no company is immune from receiving an infestation of counterfeit product. The infrastructure of our commercial and defense supply chains are being compromised daily. It has been reported that 40% of the US Pentagons supply chain has been infected with counterfeit components.

Counterfeit Components have become a 12 billion dollar a year business that needs to be controlled/managed worldwide. Workshops and advanced training are essential to prevent a company/business from becoming a statistic. ProSkill CTG’s basic introduction workshop or their advanced certification course PRO-STD-001 is designed primarily to train and educate the Military, DoD, OEM, and the Contract Manufacturing Sector of the electronic manufacturing service industry.

The Workshop or Certification programs are chiefly created to detect counterfeit product upon their receipt. ProSkill CTG highly references all components purchased through non-authorized suppliers are suspected counterfeit until the component is proven otherwise by a series of component inspection check points, basic testing, etc. This applies only to components purchased from a supplier who has not been authorized/licensed by the original component manufacturer to distribute/sell their product lines.

Refurbished components are the major baseline of counterfeit material. Without a control recognition process and a customer concession process in place, a company is at a major risk of installing parts that have not been correctly refurbished in a controlled manner, thereby compromising the integrity of their entire system. The awareness workshop defines a counterfeit electronic component as well as how the term applies to refurbished material. The ProSkill CTG awareness workshop is a basic introduction and awareness Counterfeit Component Detection program, in addition to the preparation for the advanced Certified Inspection Course, PRO-STD-001.

The program contains images and embedded video of hundreds of counterfeit and substandard component characteristics, videos specifically demonstrate the negligent, uncontrolled, and crude refurbishing processes.

Who Should Attend: Military/Depot and field repair technicians, Inwards goods inspectors for both EMS and OEM companies. Military and Commercial Contract Manufacturing individuals (i.e. process and quality control engineers,) test technicians, in-process inspectors, outwards goods inspectors, test engineers, supply chain managers, manufacturing and production managers, test technicians, purchasing managers and officers, buyers, supplier quality engineers, non-OEM authorized component suppliers, component and design engineers, and anyone who has an interest in ensuring Counterfeit Electronic Components do not impact their end product, systems, or services they supply.

ProSkill CTG Awareness Workshop Outline

  1. The definition and understanding of what implicates a counterfeit electronic component per SAE AS5553, a counterfeit component standard used as a guide/model for all ProSkill CTG courses/programs.
  2. Documented examples of major military systems compromised by unknowingly installing counterfeit electronic replacement parts
  3. Multiple examples of counterfeit parts and visual representations of suspect and counterfeit parts that have been intercepted using ProSkill CTG’s basic counterfeit check points.
  4. Images of component internal dies with wire bond deformities provided by a US based X-Ray Equipment manufacturer who travelled to China to procure parts directly from Shenzhen’s Component Mall.
  5. The importance of a “due diligence” internal Counterfeit Component detection process
  6. Visual/Screening inspection Counterfeit Component Detection Process Overview
  7. Testing processes/Overview
  8. Supplier Qualification Process Overview
  9. QPL, QML, QSDL Overview
  10. Supplier flow down per AS5553 standard overview
  11. Overview of impounding counterfeit components, public database HIS/ERAI/GIDEP.
  12. Counterfeit Component Check Sheet; inspect against a list of typical and current detection points, referenced as counterfeit component indicators.
  13. The recently signed DoD federal law, HR1540 Section 818 defined.
  14. What a Military Repair Depot needs to be aware of before installing replacement parts ordered from a the contractor who in turn purchased the part from a non-franchised unauthorized component supplier normally referenced as a “Brokers/Independent Distributors”.

Workshop Schedule

ProSkill CTG Awareness Workshop: 5 – 6 hours, Q/A dependent, concludes with attendance certificate. This workshop is a basic introduction program for the detection and prevention of counterfeit electronic components. In addition the ProSkill CTG Awareness Workshop prepares the individual for successfully passing ProSkill CTG’s advanced PRO-STD-001 Certified Inspection Course.

Special pricing available for a public class or a private class at your facility

For immediate assistance please contact:

Sharon Montana-Beard
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