Materials are the single largest cost item in a PCB Assembly operation. One mistake using incorrect material or unqualified material can be extremely costly both in terms of direct cost, and in the disruptive cost to the operation. Without complete material verification, the factory is playing Russian Roulette with quality, delivery and scrap. Without a complete verification solution, the bottom line will always be at risk. This white paper explains the key elements of complete material verification which provides both conformance and compliance, and thereby creates a significant business advantage and greater business opportunities for the manufacturer. If not done correctly, verification can be costly and provide a false sense of security, so it is vital to understand the elements and methods of best practice. This white paper will answer the following questions: - What are the elements and methods of complete material verification solution? - What are the risks of an incomplete solution? - What are follow-on improvement opportunities enabled by material verification?