Tuesday, June 28, 2011
2010 saw a record 125 million products recalled with 26 related fatalities at an estimated cost of $2.5 Billion. Some of the most notable quotes, "Most (counterfeit and diversion) comes directly from the suppliers" ICE/IPR, "Most consumers don't know" CPSC. New initiatives in the US and law taking effect in Canada June 20, 2011, require accountability and awareness at the local, state and federal levels.
This webinar introduces key resources, concepts, and solutions to members to solve existing and emerging compliance and supply chain challenges while benefiting from automation and self-service worldwide. In short, integrated compliance through operations control.
Assured Products Group combines the best technologies and expertise to create fast affordable solutions to help manage and assure compliance without interruption to existing business systems and investments. APG is recognized by agencies and companies worldwide as practical operations' experts in supply chain and regulatory compliance from product creation through consumption, building brand equity and consumer awareness. As the only solution to pass CPSIA audit, AHFA members are offered scalable support to benefit from business centricity.
James Chester is the Chief Executive Officer of Assured Products Group, leading strategic and daily operations. Mr. Chester provides executive leadership and personal involvement with engineering, development, and operations team members, while working closely with clients to ensure satisfaction and realization. He has been involved in global design and development decisions at numerous Fortune 500 companies with actionable transformation processes and solutions to reduce cost without reducing staff and avoiding the pitfalls and shortcomings of outdated outsourcing concepts.
Roger Urbanski is a Bilingual (German) Executive with over thirty years of transnational trade development, export and import compliance and facilitation and supply-chain management experience. His proven expertise includes managing programs, personnel and budget, building partnerships and implementing global operational and business development.
Gene Gillespie has over 40 years of experience in the toy and collectible industry worldwide. He worked for the three major toy companies both in the US and overseas leading efforts from concept through consumption. Mr. Gillespie has worked in all facets of manufacturing, warehousing, planning, production and supply chain management exclusive and inclusive of supplier relationships. Mr. Gillespie has been an expert witness in an IPO Class Action Securities lawsuit regarding sourcing in Asia.
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