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By: Steve Rogers

Today’s manufacturers must develop products quickly and inexpensively to meet the demands of a competitive marketplace. Rigorous testing to meet North American product certification requirements may prove to be a time-intensive process. If not properly planned, third-party approvals can inadvertently delay product launch plans and increase overhead costs.

In one common example, a third-party testing lab finds a problem with a product, and must ship the faulty item back to the manufacturer for review and modification. Once corrected, the manufacturer ships the product to the lab again for additional testing. If another issue is found, the product returns to the manufacturer for yet another round of review and changes. This process continues until the lab approves a product that meets quality standards. With a certified in-house lab, the development team can bypass this back-and-forth process and make product adjustments accordingly and without delays.