Consumer products & retail: meeting the needs of global supply chains

Globalized supply chains and increasingly stringent regulations shape the consumer products industry. We help you optimize costs and reduce risk, while bringing your products to market faster. 

Reducing production times to increase speed to market

Your challenges

Today, the consumer products industry is facing major change: disruptive technologies are drastically reducing production costs and increasing speed to market. Supply chains are increasingly global. And regulations are more and more stringent. As a consumer products manufacturer or retailer, you need to optimize costs and reduce production times, without sacrificing your final product quality or damaging your brand integrity. You also want to leverage business intelligence to improve your decision-making, and to stay ahead of technical and regulatory developments.

How we support you

We offer a full scope of TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) services covering a broad range of consumer segments, from clothing and footwear, to toys, hard goods, consumer electronics and smart devices.

  • A comprehensive portfolio of TIC services
    Our testing services verify your products are safe and conform to specifications. Our advisory and inspection services enable you to meet regulatory requirements. And our certification services enable your products to conform to standards and access international markets. 
  • Solutions across the supply chain
    Our TIC services cover the entire consumer products value chain—from plan, buy, and make, to ship, stock, and sell—to help you make informed quality and sourcing decisions. 
  • A global footprint
    Our 130+ laboratories and offices are located in close proximity to your selling and sourcing locations, particularly in Asia. Specific expertise enables us to meet the testing needs of most consumer product segments.
  • An accredited partner
    Our 100+ accreditations and authorizations enable you to benefit from a proven partner whose assessments and certifications are recognized and respected. 

Customized social audits

We perform customized social audits to help you to improve your organization’s social and ethical performance, and to meet your stakeholders’ expectations regarding your social and environmental responsibilities. Our range of social audits targets a variety of topics, including human rights, and occupational health and safety throughout the supply chain.   

+130consumer products offices and laboratories
+100accreditations and recognitions
+12,000employees in consumer products
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