QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER!
First 17h00 – 09h00. Then 09h00 – 17h00
Product compliance is something that should be on your agenda primarily because you are a consumer yourself. Look around you. Whether you are at home or in the office. The clothes you wear, the computer you use, the toys your children play with. Most likely all these products follow the same route to market as the products handled via your company. Compliance legislation serves only one purpose: to protect the health of you, the user of the product, you the consumer, you, your own customer. This legislation is becoming more and more complex as it covers more and more aspects now ranging from electrical safety, electro magnetic compatibility, requirements related to protect the environment up to requirements protecting the well-being of you and me. In the interest of you and others’ 17h00 to 09h00 life, you must make product compliance part of your 09h00 – 17h00 agenda.
Congratulations! You just have become a manufacturer.
The responsibility for compliance lies with the importer and / or brand owner. Under the new legislative framework (per 1/1/2010) a brand owner is seen as the manufacturer, so are you one? The producer of course has the evidence of the compliance. In order to be sure that shipped goods are compliant, are identical to those originally type tested, one must be able to verify the quality. You can only verify if you have sufficient detailed information about the items produced. A certificate or a cover page of a test report is not sufficient anymore. In order to verify you must have test reports, BOM lists, critical component lists and so on and so on. With ProductIP the flow of information between you, the producer and testing laboratories becomes an efficient and manageable process.
Questions are the answer
The basis for product compliance is risk assessment. Risk assessment is about asking questions. What will happen when … ? How to prevent that … ? Can we ensure that … ? What standards can I use to verify the product? It requires specific knowledge and experience to be able to look at a product and to come up with the right questions to ask. Not everybody has that skill. However it requires a far more generic knowledge to look at presented questions and to confirm whether or not the aspects presented are relevant for the related product. ProductIP will ask you those questions.
* We believe that it is possible to make compliant products.
* We believe that your products can be compliant when you are using the right tool.
* We believe that you can do that cost effective if given the right tool.
* We believe that you can encourage your supplier to become a responsible partner in this effort if given the right tool.
We believe ProductIP is that tool. All it requires is your decision to start using it.
So call us NOW +31 318 700 622 or e-mail your questions to info@ProductIP.com
How does it work?
There is virtually no learning time so your team can start using our system instantly and in case you are in need of extra capacity then you use our File Assembly Support Team (FAST). Co-operate efficiently with suppliers via invites and offer your customers access rights via sharing.
The ProductIP expert database holds now a requirement checklist for close to 4000 different kind of products ranging from electronical products, powertools, personal protective equipment, toys and much more.
You can use ProductIP on a “pay as you go basis”. After registration you can purchase credits for EURO 37.50 / pc. Each credit allows you access to our expert database and all the tools needed to create, manage and share a technical file of maximum 50 Mb in our system. Contact us in order to learn more about our approach for large accounts.
Your technical file will be accessible for 10 years as required by EU regulations to whomever you issue rights. There are no annual charges!
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