SupplySide West podcast: The basics and the nitty gritty of quality agreements

Rachel Adams, managing editor, and Kurt Schneider, president of Tech Bridge West, review the basics of quality agreements in a contact manufacturer partnership, along with real-world examples and red flags that underscore the importance of an adequate, well-executed quality agreement.

A quality agreement is critical component of a contract manufacturing partnership. This written contract outlines quality and product expectations and assigns responsibility to the correct party, among other elements. Without it, brand owners could find themselves in rough waters, should a problem arise.

In this podcast, Rachel Adams, managing editor, and Kurt Schneider, president of Tech Bridge West, review the basics of quality agreements in a contact manufacturer partnership, along with:

  • The difference between a quality agreement and a supply agreement;
  • Real-world examples highlighting the importance of having an adequate quality agreement; and
  • Red flags for brand owners to watch for when developing/negotiating a quality agreement with a contract manufacturer.

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 Got feedback? Email Rachel at rachel.adams.us@informa.com, or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERpodcast

 

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