Food retailers have seen little innovation in the solutions available for supplier quality assurance over the past 25 years as retailers need to be confident in the ability of their…
Keeping up with supplier approval management can be a time-consuming responsibility which puts additional pressure on your own business. The media interest in any horror story means that food safety auditors are paying even more attention to this area. So here are our ten best tips for you:
You need supplier assurance because it makes sense, not just because your customers demand it,
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So, you now know how to improve approved supplier management – and recognise some of the barriers to best practice that you may well meet along the way. The good news is you are not alone in trying to overcome those obstacles. Software solutions can help. But before selecting a solution, here are some questions you should be asking your provider:
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Quantifiable rather than subjective risk assessments
If the processing site is seasonal, what is happening during the off season?
If you do not know what is in the raw material or understand the supply chain for that raw material you may be unable to ‘risk assess’ that supply chain.