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Ivan Latanision, Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Sparta Systems, Inc. to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, March 13, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Ivan Latanision, Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Sparta Systems, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Supplier Quality Management: Best Practices and Practical Insights LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

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About Ivan Latanision

Ivan Latanision is responsible for overseeing Sparta System’s Product Management and Strategy organization. His team provides the company’s product vision and strategy.

Most recently, Ivan was the Chief Product Officer at INTTRA, a global e-commerce platform for the ocean cargo industry. Ivan was responsible for the company’s product vision, strategy and execution, from concept to implementation and support.

Prior to INTTRA, Ivan was the Chief Technology Officer for SourceMedia, Inc. (formerly Thomson Media, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters), where he was responsible for managing several functions, including IT, product development, technology operations, infrastructure, and corporate systems. Ivan also served as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Reciprocal, Inc., a privately held company founded by Microsoft, as well as various technology and operational roles at Thomson Financial Media and other media companies.

Ivan earned BS and MS degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rutgers University.

About Sparta Systems, Inc.

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and global provider of quality management solutions, enable organizations to safely and efficiently deliver products and services to market. Its TrackWise Enterprise Quality Management Solution is the trusted standard among highly regulated industries, including Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Medical Device manufacturing. TrackWise is used worldwide by quality, manufacturing and supply chain professionals to optimize quality, protect brand reputation, and improve safety across the value chain

KC Event Synopsis

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is becoming an important business practice as more companies are out-sourcing manufacturing, distribution, shipping, and sales across the globe. Aside from the implications of failure to comply with a myriad of regulations, failure of SQM can lead to litigation, added costs, and harmed reputation among other problems such as product adulteration and mis-branding. However, there is a trade-off between managing supplier quality and costs. As such, SQ managers need to be aware of the risks and benefits of the relationship with suppliers as a whole.

The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss Supplier Quality Management and provide Best Practices and Practical Insights.

Key topics include:

Supplier Quality Management – Overview
Supplier Selection, Evaluation, and Monitoring
Supplier Quality Agreements and Contracts
Cost of Poor Supplier Quality (COPQ)
Quality Management Systems
Cost Recovery and Supplier Audit
Closed Loop Corrective Actions
Suppliers Quality Metrics
Supply Chain Pressures

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit:
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