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Learn how our Buyer Assistance Program saves you time and money by helping you make informed decisions when choosing a new supplier.


16 Jul 2020, 13:00


16 Jul 2020, 14:00



As a manufacturer you want assurances that the facilities you choose to produce your goods can perform as promised. Travel restrictions and mandated quarantines can make it difficult or impossible to visit potential suppliers for your global supply chain. The answer is an independent local assessor.
SGS helps you select the right supplier from your shortlist. Our local experts act as your eyes and ears, covering every aspect of production during the factory assessment process – from purchasing and storing production supplies, to shipping the end product. When you need to evaluate the potential of a facility, our local accessor is on-site to find the answers you need. When we encounter a problem, we work alongside your team and the factory to generate a corrective action plan that ensures the end product meets your specifications.

As part of due diligence, SGS can also confirm that your products will meet safety and regulatory requirements. This process begins at the concept stage, with our design evaluation team identifying possible risks and hazards. Throughout the process, our solutions provide you with the answers to make better informed decisions.                                                                           

SGS is here to help. Our global network of local accessors have the experience to help you make the right decisions when choosing a new supplier.  


  • Supplier Creditability & Capacity Audit (SCCA)
  • Technical Factory Assessment (TFA)
  • On Site Production Control (OPC)
  • Product Post-Production Evaluation
  • Remote Inspection
  • 360º Panaroma Product
  • Design and Engineering review


Scott Nesson - International Sales Manager

Scott has 9 years as part of SGS sales force, focusing on testing, inspections & audits in hardlines business unit. He has been part of JPMA certification committee for 6 years and represents SGS at ASTM meetings for Juvenile Products.

Prior to SGS, Scott has 26 years sales/sales management experience on manufacturing side with participation in domestic and international product development and production control while working with major retailers globally.           

Sanda Stefanovic - Toy Business Development and Technical Manager

Expertise in toys, Sanda joined SGS in 1999. Prior to this, she worked for the Dutch surveillance authority in technical expert and management roles. For almost 30 years Sanda has been an active member of Europe’s Toy Standardization Committee, CEN.

Day to day, Sanda is responsible for the internal harmonization of and information exchange between SGS’s 27 toy laboratories – ensuring the quality and consistency of services globally. Building on this role she also leads our internal Knowledge Management Team. 

Language: English

Cost: No Charge

Target Audience

The webinar is aimed at importers seeking to qualify new manufacturing facilities or requalify for existing facilities you are seeking to expand production with.