A supply chain management perspective on mitigating the risks of counterfeit products

Published: 15 Nov 2013 Average Rating: unrated Print
This article appeared in Contracting Excellence magazine on 15 Nov 2013 view edition

Supply chain management can be the first step for preventing product counterfeiting. How can stakeholders in a supply chain prevent this crime? By moving towards a more comprehensive purchasing strategy.  

SupplyChainBgrounder.pdf is reprinted by permission from Michigan State University Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection. 

Summary The growing complexity of supply chains, along with incentives to continually develop new products and reduce business costs, has created product safety and security challenges. And yet, those challenges give us the opportunity to manage product counterfeiting by implementing various controls within the business model. Proactively managing the counterfeit problem with a total business solution strategy may be one of the best ways to identify suspected counterfeit product in the market place and help brand owners keep counterfeit products from entering the legitimate supply chain.

Originated: October 2013 by the Michigan State University Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP). For more information and opportunities to partner, contact Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Director of the A-CAPP, at (517)353-9474 or jwilson@msu.edu. Additional information can also be found at http://www.a-capp.msu.edu.


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