Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market

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June 2009
September 2009
Research Brief Final Report

Primary Investigator

Vicki Bier
Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison
1513 University Avenue, 3234 ME Bldg
Madison, WI 53706
bier@engr.wisc.edu

Abstract

This collaborative will examine market, regulatory, and hybrid approaches to managing risk from deliberate or unintentional contamination in imported commodity products from the global supply chain, through research and on-campus activities involving industry, regulators, and visiting academics.

Objectives

This collaborative will examine market, regulatory, and hybrid approaches to managing risk from deliberate or unintentional contamination in imported commodity products from the global supply chain, through research and on-campus activities involving industry, regulators, and visiting academics.

Tasks

  1. Enrich intellectual life on campus by inviting experts in the field to speak
  2. Contribute to graduate education and training
  3. Organize three conferences on campus, one per year, to bring together key stakeholders from industry, government, and academia
  4. Convene public outreach panels to complement and expand on the research focus and address topics of interest
  5. Organize an ongoing, year-long discussion group for interested faculty and graduate students
  6. Publish project findings and resources on the web as a form of outreach to the business and consumer communities
  7. Develop proposals to external sources, such as DHS and DOA.

Project Information

  • Duration: 30 months
  • Dates: September 2008 – March 2009
  • Budget: $99,993
  • Student Involvement: One undergraduate
  • Modal Orientation: Multimodal
  • Project ID: CFIRE 03-02
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