A Survey on Counterfeits in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain

Samar Saleh, Rong Lei, Weihong Guo, Elsayed A. Elsayed

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Abstract

One of the major threats to the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain is the introduction of counterfeit parts and components. Global efforts have been intensified to defend against counterfeiters and counterfeit products due to their detrimental impact on the economy, safety, and security. Among the extensive literature of papers, reviews, books, and articles, this review attempts to include a detailed selection of most significant research work done in the intersection of ICT, supply chains, and counterfeits to provide a reference source for researchers. Citation network and global citation scores have been used to extract and analyze papers and discuss them in different types of clusters (electronic, medical, food, and anti-counterfeiting technologies and approaches). Our review approaches the clustered papers by focusing on (1) their contribution in documenting and modeling the intrusion of counterfeit electronic parts in the ICT supply chain, (2) the proposed counterfeits’ detection and avoidance techniques in the ICT supply chain, and (3) the contribution of ICT in thwarting counterfeits in medical, pharmaceutical, and food supply chains. This review provides a better understanding of the global efforts to address counterfeits in the ICT supply chain, as well as the role of ICT in thwarting counterfeits in other supply chains, which can guide future research to minimize the impact of counterfeits on supply chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 7th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2022
EditorsXin-She Yang, Simon Sherratt, Nilanjan Dey, Amit Joshi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages849-870
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9789811916069
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event7th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 21 2022Feb 24 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume447
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference7th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/21/222/24/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Citation network
  • Counterfeit
  • Countermeasures
  • Supply chain

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