Production Machining

JUL 2013

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Are Our Customers the Confict in 'Confict Free?' dumped on their desks by their customers. PMPA member companies can access the guidance online at: short. It's a clear, easy-to-read and use two-page guidance document to make sense of the 356 pages of fnal rule that the SEC issued. Our guidance document helps members gain clarity by identifying the key material constituents that trigger the need for confict mineral reporting. It gives them links to the fnal rule and shows the exact parts that may be applicable to their determination of whether or not they need to report. Tat's two pages of sense-making clarity, versus 356 pages of legal mumbo jumbo. Our guidance document helps members confdently craft a statement to their customers that handles the Confict Free issue on the product "once and for all," by providing rule citations that characterize their fnding. PMPA Regulatory Assurance is about providing confdence in dealing with complex regulatory issues. You are already an expert in a number of critical areas in your business, but PMPA gives you professional assistance for managing regulatory risk. Do you know the fve questions to ask to determine if a job will require you to prepare a full confict minerals audit and investigation? More important, do your sales and estimating personnel know? Should they? What do you think the costs in staf time and money will be to trace the Why Join PMPA? Grow! source of the raw material that you use back to its original source mine, anywhere in the world? What about your tooling? What do you know? How do you know? PMPA Assurance means that our members know. Why is it that we have to determine if the products our customers are purchasing from us are confict-free? Why don't our customers know? Why do they just dump their regulatory issues on our desk? Maybe the confict is between our customers not knowing and demanding that we do their job, just like the SEC is demanding that businesses do the work that U.S. Customs ought to be doing. I don't know the answer to these questions, but I do know PMPA members have a guidance document that helps them determine the confict-free status of each and every part they produce by simply asking a handful of questions. Tat makes PMPA member shops the go-to shops for sense making and to assure regulatory compliance. Tat's a positive, unexpected consequence of PMPA Regulatory Assurance. Open that letter. Hear that back-up horn. Feel the swoosh of hot air as the customer dumps his load of requirements on your desk. Ten smile because PMPA Regulatory Assurance has already given you all the knowledge and confdence that you need to make that mess go away. To grow and proft today, you have to work smarter. You have to relentlessly eliminate waste. PMPA is the way to expand your knowledge and increase your capabilities in order to grow your business. Through daily interaction with PMPA staf members, you have access to our expertise on important industry issues. You're also able to tap the collective knowledge of your peers; those who have "been there" and "done that." Through the meetings, resources and online connections, reports and more, we give you the tools to grow. We look at emerging markets and let you know what's hot and what's not. PMPA programs help you understand your markets so you can make sense of the issues. And, we provide relevant information to help you make informed decisions. :: 17

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