Icix Creates Cloud-Based App for Product Safety Compliance
By: Icix August 12, 2014
Icix, a vendor of applications for global supply-chain risk management, has developed Direct Test.
The cloud-based tool was designed to support product safety compliance. It allows trading partners to automate the collection and management of third-party product tests, with the goal of meeting safety and regulatory requirements. Direct Test integrates directly with leading testing laboratories to automate and streamline the management of product testing and regulatory documentation. The app matches purchase orders to existing documents, and notifies trading partners and testing labs when documentation or certificates are missing. Direct Test generates regulatory paperwork for imported products and automates the identification of products that are at risk of shipping without proper supporting documents. As a result, trading partners can manage by exception. Direct Test is now available to retailers and manufacturers in the food, general merchandise, and apparel and footwear industries.