BrandQ 

BrandQ® is a unique program focused on the packaging supply chain, providing tools, measurements, methods, and language for facilitating effective communications between brands and suppliers.

BrandQ Training

The BrandQ program was created by the packaging supply chain for the packaging supply chain. Through BrandQ training, BrandQ helps brand managers communicate expectations and requirements and then carefully monitor and measure these throughout their supply chain. Brand managers who take the BrandQ training learn the language of quality control and print measurement and how to effectively communicate expectations with suppliers. They learn how to determine if suppliers can meet their expectations and the how to best work with spot colors, among many other critical components. The program results in a vastly improved brand/supplier relationship.

BrandQ Training programs are held around the globe. It is also possible to arrange a custom training programs tailored to an organization’s specific needs as well. If you’re interested in learning more about the BrandQ program, let us know.

Idealliance offers three levels of BrandQ certification:

  • BrandQ Manager
  • BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert
  • BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Facility

BrandQ Manager Training & Certification

The BrandQ program was created by the packaging supply chain for the packaging supply chain. BrandQ helps brand managers communicate expectations and requirements and then carefully monitor and measure these throughout their supply chain. Brand managers who take the BrandQ Manager training learn the language of quality control and print measurement and how to effectively communicate expectations with suppliers. They learn how to determine if suppliers can meet their expectations and the how to best work with spot colors, among many other critical components. The program results in a vastly improved brand/supplier relationship. 

 

 

BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert Training & Certification

A BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert is qualified to train and implement the BrandQ program at brand and supplier facilities. BrandQ training is aimed at color management/ process control experts (preferably those already certified as a G7 Expert, although this is not a prerequisite) and focuses on required knowledge that is required to teach the BrandQ program and how to conduct location audits as a certified BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert.

 

Upon completion of training, participants take an on-line test and receive a packet of materials to assess. Participants read and report on these materials as part of the certification process through a remote, instructor-led session. Once certified, BrandQ Experts are listed on the Idealliance BrandQ website as a certified Idealliance BrandQ Expert to support brands and the packaging supply chain. 

 

BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Facility

BrandQ Facility certification enables communication between brand owners and suppliers, so it is clear on brand owner’s expectations, evaluation methodology, aims and tolerances, and validation process. BrandQ Supply Chain Certification assesses key aspects such as process capability, performance, process control, color management, ISO Standards implementation, proof and press alignment, spot color rendering, pre-media capabilities, G7 calibration, and includes detailed reports and analysis. In addition to enabling brand communication, BrandQ provides a comprehensive evaluation of the suppliers and how they are meeting brand expectations and needs.

 

BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Facilities are qualified to handle the most demanding jobs in the world. BrandQ Certification assures a high level of quality and performance and leads to overall operational efficiency, process control, measurement controls, and data that can be shared between a print service provider and brands, brand owners and print buyers. This communication protocol creates a wonderful partnership for job specification exchange, regardless of language and regardless of location in the world.