Intertek Announces a New White Paper on Managing Questionable Supply Chains

White paper outlines how manufacturers can gain tighter control over their supply chains, through a combination of design/product validation, supplier audits and field inspections

Chicago, IL, October 14, 2009 --( Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has announced the availability of a new white paper titled: Managing Questionable Supply Chains.

Product recalls cost manufacturers billions of dollars a year, indicating gaps in quality control. Manufacturers face the need to control costs, and are looking for efficiency & savings in quality and product improvement. How can they manage problems with global sourcing, increasing number of product recalls, level of risk, etc?

This white paper discusses ways in which manufacturers can reduce supply chain risk through control over the design & production process, quality system and post-launch field inspections. Supply chain management can be tailored to the level of investment desired with the level of confidence needed.

The information is applicable to a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, appliances, building products, consumer products, furniture, HVAC, industrial, IT, life safety & security and medical.

Visit the link below to download and learn how to strengthen the links in your supply chain.

For further information, please contact:

Linda Hall
Field Marketing Manager
Telephone: 616-656-1347


Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For further information, visit
Linda Hall
+1 616-656-1347