Global AeroConnect is committed to Quality and are continuously looking for ways to enhance our quality management system and procedures to combat the growing problem of counterfeit parts from entering the supply chain.
Processes we currently have in place to prevent counterfeits:
Contract Review – When in receipt of a Customer purchase order all requirements are reviewed, entered, and approved before the creation of a Global AeroConnect purchase order.
Supplier Approval – Due to security controls within our software a PO cannot be generated for a supplier that is not approved. All Suppliers are approved in accordance with Customer and GAC requirements. A register of all unapproved and approved Suppliers is maintained, including the scope of their supply and the criteria for approval. Supplier performance is reviewed annually.
Procurement – All applicable Customer requirements are automatically flowed down through the software and to the Supplier via a GAC purchase order and/or our Terms and Conditions of Purchase. All Suppliers must acknowledge and confirm the understanding of such requirements upon accepting the purchase order.
Verification of Purchased Product – All materials received are inspected to verify conformance to the Customer and Manufacturer specifications and according to the ERAI guidelines. Parts are tested if necessary and/or required by customer.
Material Control – All materials deemed to be suspect, fraudulent or confirmed counterfeit shall be processed in accordance with GAC‘s QMS.
Reporting – Occurrences of suspect, fraudulent or confirmed counterfeit components shall be reported to internal personnel and as appropriate, to Customers, Government reporting organizations, industry sources and or those Organizations having authority or jurisdiction to address such issues, such as ERAI, of which we are a member.
Training – All relevant personnel are trained as appropriate in the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of suspect, fraudulent or confirmed counterfeit parts.