PC Squared Consultants, LLC, a Bentonville, Arkansas-based consulting firm, assists Consumer Product companies in their efforts to provide Quality and Compliant Merchandise to the world's largest retailer, Walmart Stores, Inc.
In today's environment, suppliers are faced with an increasing amount of scrutiny from both the retailers and local, state and federal regulatory agencies, such as inspections, audits, violations, recalls/product removals and fines/penalties. With an overall understanding and proven real-world experience at consumer product companies / manufacturers, a global 3rd party test lab and QA/QC service provider and the world's largest retailer (and company), PC Squared Consultants can help maximize sales and protect the best interests of your company.
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The company was founded by Paul Chen, formerly of the Product Safety & Compliance division at Walmart Stores, Inc., who satisfied a need in the supplier community to assist those companies struggling to meet the Walmart and Sam's Club product quality and compliance requirements.
Mr. Chen is a Consumer Product (non-food) safety, regulatory and retail compliance, quality assurance and control, 3rd party lab testing / inspection / auditing, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act), Federal / State / Local law compliance consultant and expert. He is on-call 24/7 and speaks Chinese fluently.
Mr. Chen has over 17 years of experience in the Consumer Products Industry, most recently for the Product Safety & Compliance division at Walmart Stores, Inc. He was responsible for managing the regulatory compliance testing and auditing programs / policies / procedures / protocols / practices for general merchandise (non-food) items offered for sale in the Walmart, Walmart.com, Sam's Club, samsclub.com, and Puerto Rico formats. This included direct import, domestic, private label, supplier and national brand items in 20+ departments/categories.
Gabriele Goldaper has over 45 years experience in the Fashion, Garment, Textile Industry, as a retailer, manufacturer, consultant, and college instructor. She has been a Management Consultant to over 200 new, failing or growing companies in need of reorganization, restructuring, or reengineering of the business process. Specializing in areas of inventory management, marketing and selling strategies, product development, financial planning, customer service, warehousing, distribution, and domestic and international manufacturing and sourcing.
Worked with major American companies as well as companies in France, England, Australia and USAID (United States Agency for International Development) projects in Romania, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, El Salvador, and Bulgaria as an apparel expert Ms. Goldaper has owned her own clothing manufacturing company and has held key executive positions in major public and private companies in Southern California.She is a 30-year member of the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
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