Stop Product Diversion In Its Tracks
At Kessler International, we're familiar with the signs of product diversion and parallel trade, and we know in what areas they most often occur: export sales, promotional offers, excess merchandise "destruction," and charitable donations. Our experience in product diversion and parallel goods lets us pick up the "paper trail" almost immediately. We examine all records quickly and thoroughly, compare original contracts and "use" statements between the manufacturer and distributors, and analyze bills of sale, shipping orders, bills of lading, warehouse receipts, and other transportation invoices.
Because someone within the legitimate distribution network makes the diversion possible, either intentionally or through negligence, we establish informants and/or undercover operators in the distribution channels to determine exactly how and where the product diversion is happening. We document our findings, and suggest a feasible course of action.
Expanding your company's products or services to the international marketplace is an exciting event. But what do you do when a foreign distributor approaches you to become a distributor for your product? How do you learn about this entity? How much do you know about this company that is operating in a foreign country? Those skilled in diversion and working in parallel goods often set up "phantom" or "shell" businesses that exist only to repackage and reship your goods to unintended markets for profit. How can you be sure that this doesn't happen to you?
Kessler International is a leader in Anti-Diversion tactics. With the use of our expert investigators and researchers along with our state of the art software programs such as FERRET, you can be certain that you're learning all the pertinent information about the firms you're about to do business with. You'll find out if the names and addresses you've been given are legitimate, and if there have been ties to diversion, parallel goods or counterfeiting activity in the past. Kessler International's investigators and researchers will protect your firm both at home, and abroad.
Our experienced operatives know where it's easiest to spot the diversion, and hone in quickly to any criminal activity. Most of the time, product diversion and the introduction of parallel goods start on the inside. We're often called upon to place operatives in the work environment to spot the thief and stop him dead in his tracks. Once we uncover the crime and identify the criminals, we'll follow through on suggested courses of action to prevent future occurrences. Meanwhile, our expert witnesses will stand by you at any criminal proceedings to bring the criminal to justice.
We won't stop there though. Kessler International also gives you proactive measures to prevent product diversion from happening in the first place - or ever again. In addition to regularly analyzing all paperwork, we'll help you establish stronger contractual agreements between manufacturers and distributors, and emphasize to all employees the legal ramifications of product diversion operations.
If you suspect product diversion at your company, or want to prevent product diversion in the future, call Kessler International today. We'll make sure your products reach their intended destination.
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