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Product Technical Folder

Managing the Quality Assurance Process, Related Documents and Technical Files

Business Challenge

Companies today are struggling to find better ways to manage product-related documents and more effectively monitor quality assurance activity throughout the product life cycle. They need to support good manufacturing practices. They also need to meet new document storage and product technical file requirements for various regulations including the European New Toy Safety Directive and US CPSC Product Certification equirements. Creating General Conformity Certificates (GCC) and Production Test Plans (PTP), plus tracking expired documents and document submissions creates an additional level of complexity. Fully accessing the Supply Chain and managing the sheer volume of paperwork associated with these tasks, while being able to easily track and retrieve information by SKU, is a challenge well beyond the scope of typical in-house recordkeeping programs.

Solution

Bureau Veritas can help you gain control of document overload and improve how you manage your quality assurance process. Our solution called Product Technical Folder is a web-based content management system that provides a complete solution to help you manage quality assurance workflows, track approval processes, and archive product related documents. Through secure online access, you can review, retrieve and maintain your technical files globally 24/7. Easy-to-use functionality includes “one click" technical file generation and automated GCC and Production Test Plan generation. And as part of our OneSource web platform, Product Technical Folder integrates with other supply chain solutions to provide further enhancements for cost reduction and business process management.

What are the key benefits?

  • Brand/Risk management: Achieve control over demonstrating compliance to regulatory requirements, workflow and approval processes

  • Save time: Automated, web-based model links supply chain partners globally from any location

  • High degree of flexibility: Create an effective document review and approval process that meets your company’s specific need

Our Approach

At Bureau Veritas, our technical professionals will work directly with you to implement the best approach for your quality assurance workflow and documentation needs, including compliance with various regulatory requirements. Available in four different Editions, designed to suit your individual needs, our Product Technical Folder solution can help you efficiently manage and archive documentation, so you can focus on your business.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation
For over 35 years, we have worked successfully with top manufacturers and retailers around the world to help them better manage risk and regulatory compliance.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership
Our staff participate in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide.

Worldwide Locations
With locations close to sourcing areas in over 40 countries, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.

Personalized Service
At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your quality assurance needs throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest level of service is our priority. 

PRODUCT TECHNICAL FOLDER --- Select the version that best meets your needs:

  • Product Technical Folder Team, Business and Enterprise Editions are best suited for companies seeking a customized solution aligned to existing internal business processes. Capabilities include pre-defined processes to manage workflow and documentation by product type and life cycle with stage-gate controlled user access driven via templates. An email based document alert system provides notification of document expiration dates.

  • Product Technical Folder Supply Chain Edition is designed for those vendors and their supply chain that are looking for a rapid deployment, low cost solution to document management. In particular it will well suit those organisations exporting to the US and requiring compliance with the Consumer Products Improvement Act (CPSIA). Supplied pre-designed for either softline, toys or multiple product type suppliers and manufacturers, PTF 'Supply Chain' Edition provides a simpler product technical folder configuration while retaining the essential core functionality for document management and storage on a product-by-product basis.

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