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Procurement Specification Setting for Cable Manufacturers

Ensuring consistency of pricing, product quality and operational functionality early in the design and production process to help reduce potential financial impacts of using the incorrect specification.

Unsheathed power cabling

Overview

We help ensure product quality, operational functionality, pricing consistency, and product compliance in order to reduce the financial impact of the wrong specification further down the line. The procurement specification is developed based on utility needs, manufacturer type and qualification approvals. We provide a detailed description of the cable specification and acceptable standards to cable manufacturers looking to satisfy utility requirements.

Benefits

We provide a clear, objective way to help ensure cable manufacturers meet the specific product requirement of the utility, which will result in better cable sourcing.

Why UL

  • Our compliance system helps ensure compliance and reduce liability and risk across the entire supply chain.
  • UL’s Follow-up Services helps manufacturers gain a competitive edge based on quality, reputation and service, making it more difficult for manufacturers that produce counterfeit or inferior products to survive.
  • Our long-standing history in certification and standards development makes us a trusted thought leader in the compliance arena. Stakeholders rely on us for research, knowledge and technical solutions to address safety issues and advise on new technologies.
  • Comprehensive factory and market surveillance programs help ensure a more compliant supply chain and reduce the risk and costs associated with sub-standard and unsafe products. This work helps protect brand reputation and the integrity of the UL Mark.
  • Our fully dedicated Global Security and Brand Protection team works with authorities and global customs agencies on anti-counterfeiting measures.
  • The use of the holographic label system sets us apart by establishing a unique identifier for customs, regulators, buyers, retailers and consumers.
  • Some product categories have the option for an additional on-demand promotional opportunity to include a direct link to your company website, product page, brochure, data sheet or flyer through UL iQ databases.
  • We offer global testing and certification solutions for acceptance in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
  • We continue to evolve our capabilities and services to meet your increasing needs. Our goal is to help you rapidly develop and launch safer, superior products and meet the shifting requirements of a changing world.

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