US: Ivory International instals CPSIA compliance tool

14 May 2010 | News | Source: just-style.com

Private label manufacturer Ivory International has implemented software from New Generation Computing (NGC) that streamlines complex testing processes, making it easier to meet the stringent requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The CPSIA Compliance software is a web-based solution that includes a complete set of management features such as workflow calendars, collaboration, exception management, and email alerts.

It integrates with NGC’s e-PLM for Product Lifecycle Management and e-SPS for global sourcing and visibility, both of which have been implemented at Ivory International.

With the CPSIA software, Ivory can manage the process of requesting, tracking, approving and sending the Certificate of Compliance (COC) documents that are mandated by the CPSIA. 

In addition, the tool will enable Ivory International to streamline its other testing process, including the dozens of third-party lab tests that brands and retailers perform on styles, components and materials.

“Our customers include a number of Tier 1 retailers, each with its own unique testing requirements,” explains Roger Mayerson, executive vice president and director of sourcing, Ivory International.

“As a fast-paced, design-driven company, Ivory International needed a solution that would enable us to efficiently manage all of our testing processes including CPSIA.”