Webinar: How to Drive Productivity with Self-Inspection Programs
June 30, 2022
11:00 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET | Online

Audience:

Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.

Description:

This webinar looks into the benefits of self-inspections, including how they allow inspectors to work more efficiently and also provide all stakeholders with full visibility over the execution of the inspection. Such inspections protect the integrity of the inspection data collected and help meet the product's pre-configured quality standards. The webinar will also provide key insights on how brands and vendors can leverage self-inspections to nurture a collaborative and trust with supply chain partners.
 
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Which factors determine the success of a self-inspection program?
  • How a self-inspection program can help optimize your financial costs and quality costs.
  • Key measures that support effective collaboration between suppliers and brands in a self-inspection program.
     
Speaker:
Diego Pienknagura
Vice President of Growth and Global Operations
Inspectorio

Diego oversees global operations with a strategic focus on optimization, efficiency, and future opportunities for Inspectorio. Prior to joining, Diego studied Neuroscience and Computer Science at Claremont McKenna College, in California. 



Jim Feisthamel 
Manager, Product Safety and Quality Assurance
JOANN
 
Jim is responsible for overseeing the product safety and quality assurance with respect to testing, inspection and auditing for JOANN.  Before joining JOANN, Jim spent time at MOEN Inc. in quality assurance and project management.  Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Business at The University of Akron and received a Masters of Business at Kent State University.


Moderator: 
Beth Hughes
Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy
AAFA

Beth Hughes is responsible for supporting the association's efforts on international trade and customs issues. Beth oversees AAFA’s Trade Policy Committee, as well as AAFA’s Customs Group. Before joining AAFA, Beth served for six years as senior director, international affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association. Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at George Washington University and received a Master of Arts in international affairs from Florida State University.