Compliance: The Need For An Industry Standard
The promotional products industry is faced with a similar challenge, and we have a great opportunity to create our own standard by following models like these. PPAI has been working diligently to create awareness and education on product safety requirements, and the association continues to engage with the CPSC, elected officials and other organizations to ensure our industry is an active participant in the compliance conversation.
As an important next step, PPAI has created a forum for those of us most impacted by inbound compliance requests: the inaugural PPAI Product Safety Summit. Scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 in Denver, this one-day event is dedicated for industry leaders to explore the product safety issues currently impacting the promotional products marketplace as well as business implications and challenges associated with compliance.
It is essential for our industry leaders to come together and develop an industry standard before that standard is defined and imposed upon us by outside governmental or regulatory organizations. If your livelihood depends on the continued survival and growth of our industry, you can't you afford to miss the groundbreaking PPAI Product Safety Summit. See you in Denver.
Brent Stone is executive director - operations for Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional products industry's only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Stone has more than 25 years of in-depth supply chain management experience with extensive expertise in process design, development, improvement and management. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.qcalliance.org for more information.