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Supply Chain Toolkit Pdf

Free guide offers advice on supply chain security

Small firms can access advice on how to detect unlicensed and illegal products within their supply chain, following the publication of a free guide from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The ‘Supply Chain Toolkit’ guide tells firms how to ensure the goods they receive are not counterfeit. Tips given to business owners include telling suppliers what they expect from their goods, how to keep packaging safe from tampering, and carrying out mystery shopping on distributors to ensure their products are priced, packaged and labelled correctly. The guide also includes a list of useful contacts and a list of the main offences related to IP crime. According to the IPO, one problem area is that businesses can be tempted to use unlicensed software in the economic downturn, but this ... »