Saint Louis University Announces First Certificate Course in Product Safety Field

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Registration for Certificate in Product Safety Management limited to 16; New course starts in June

"Manufacturers, retailers and importers/exporters have shown great interest in this curriculum," according to Ik-Whan Kown, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies.

The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business, in cooperation with ADK Information Services, LLC, has announced its schedule for a new 2011 Certificate in Product Safety Management course that will begin in June. The course is open only to product safety managers and professionals in related fields. Registration and a course description is available at: education.adksafetyinfo.com, or http://www.adksafetyinfo.com/Certificate_Program_Overview.pdf.

The product safety program was first offered in 2010 and then repeated in January, 2011. Students receive combined on-campus instruction and online distance learning. When announced, it was the first university level certificate program in the country for product safety managers.. Based on the success of the previous programs, a new course is being offered to retail, manufacturing, and export/import firms..

The new course being announced will begin on June 6 with a two-day workshop at Saint Louis University. Ik-Whan Kwon, Ph.D., director of the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, points to the continuing importance of providing the knowledge and tools to assist safety management leaders.

"Manufacturers, retailers and importers/exporters have shown great interest in this curriculum. Their product safety personnel are looking for ways to do a better job of designing safety into their manufacturing and global supply chain operations," Kwon said.

"This program has demonstrated its appeal to the small, medium, large companies based on our focus on practical application to day-to-day product safety management requirements."

The certificate program includes two (two-day) on campus sessions (June 6 & 7 and a concluding workshop at Saint Louis University on November 14 & 15). Between these sessions, scheduled distance learning webinars and on-line activities offer topic-specific modules. The course is designed to provide students a broad understanding of product safety management, including:

  •     Understanding the current regulatory and compliance environment
  •     How to organize product safety programs
  •     Managing product safety in the supply chain
  •     International compliance and outsourcing
  •     Building safety into retailing and manufacturing companies
  •     Current trends and issues in the product safety field

In addition, a webinar will feature public officials addressing a product safety topic of current interest. Other components will focus on how to plan and run product recalls and product retrieval programs. A proprietary product safety risk manual will be provided to students for use in their company's risk management process.

For additional information, contact Linda Tyler at ltyler (at) adkprg (dot) com or (636) 938-9799.

Related Links
Learn more about the Center for Supply Chain Management
http://www.slu.edu/x14527.xml
Learn more about the John Cook School of Business
http://www.slu.edu/x13227.xml
Learn more about ADK's Product Safety and Recall Directory
http://www.adksafetyinfo.com

Editor's Note: For media information or interviews, call Jeanette Grider at (314) 977-2538.

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