Loftware Blog / Counterfeiting

by Joe Longo, on August 13, 2018

Electronics counterfeiting is a serious problem that ramps up in times of demand. Counterfeiting of components is a major threat to your electronics business. When falsified components enter your manufacturing …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingTrack & Traceability

by Max Manikian, on February 28, 2018

How do companies keep counterfeit goods out of the supply chain? Shipping and logistics companies moving products around the world have to contend with the possibility of counterfeit goods sneaking …

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Topics:CounterfeitingSupply ChainTransportation & LogisticsLogistics

by Harald Desjarlais, on October 27, 2017

Detecting fake auto parts is a vital supply chain competency. There are ample reasons to take immediate action against counterfeit automotive parts in the supply chain. With their lack of …

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Topics:AutomotiveCounterfeitingLabeling

by Craig Hodgson, on October 24, 2017

As companies across all industries step up their efforts in adopting reliable track-and-trace systems to stay compliant and mitigate the risk of product recalls, there are a number of things …

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Topics:CounterfeitingSupply ChainRegulatoryLabeling

by Joe Longo, on September 20, 2017

The global device market has generated new challenges for electronics manufacturers. A global market for finished electronics and supply chains that span the world have combined to give the entire industry …

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Topics:Consumer ProductsElectronicsCounterfeitingSupply ChainManufacturingLogistics

by Harald Desjarlais, on April 12, 2017

Counterfeit auto parts are a real scourge to supply chains and risk to drivers. When your organization plays a role in the auto parts supply chain, it's wise to take …

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Topics:AutomotiveCounterfeitingSupply ChainRegulatory

by Scott Vigneault, on April 10, 2017

Keeping the electronics supply chain free of fakes is critical. Counterfeiters sense opportunity in the electronics sector, and companies representing every link of the supply chain have to be ready to …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingSupply ChainRegulatoryManufacturing

by Craig Hodgson, on March 17, 2017

Electronics counterfeiting continues to be a hot-button issue as manufacturers lose $160B+ annually in revenue. Even more concerning is the significant health and safety hazard facing consumers who unknowingly purchase …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingSupply ChainLabeling

by Joe Longo, on February 7, 2017

Some reports estimate that up to 8% of total market revenue for electronics components are diverted through the gray market. For the semiconductor industry alone, which earned almost $336 billion …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingLabeling

by Joe Longo, on January 30, 2017

While the global supply chain has made accessing affordable hardware easier than ever before, it has also led to higher levels of counterfeiting. PC users and large-scale enterprises depend on …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeiting

by Craig Hodgson, on December 27, 2016

Counterfeit electronics can pose a threat to the end customer - and not just to their pocketbooks. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that global imports of counterfeit …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeiting

by Craig Hodgson, on November 18, 2016

Imagine you go through hip replacement surgery only to find out that your new hip was counterfeit—and defective—requiring the whole process to be repeated. Imagine the discomfort and health risk …

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Topics:CounterfeitingRegulatory

by Craig Hodgson, on August 11, 2016

As technology improves, the electronics industry finds itself facing increasing levels of counterfeiting. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the proliferation of fake semiconductors costs the industry as much as …

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by Maureen Perroni, on July 28, 2016

In many parts of the world, some patients are discovering that the lifesaving and life-sustaining medicines they rely on may not be what they seem. Recently, for example, Indonesian police discovered a …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsCounterfeiting

by Craig Hodgson, on July 19, 2016

How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your electronics company succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace? Are you overlooking an area where you can reduce supply …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingRegulatory