Food and beverage companies must maintain a large number of records, documents, and processes to ensure supplier compliance. Without a single, unified way to track and organize these processes and documents, supply chain compliance can be difficult to manage effectively. It’s therefore no surprise that in a Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey Report sponsored by SafetyChain and The Acheson Group, only one third of participants felt confident in their ability to track and rank supplier performance on an ongoing basis. If you find yourself among the other two-thirds who are less confident in supply chain control, your company could be an ideal candidate for supplier compliance software.
This type of software allows you to automate your supplier compliance and partner approval programs, while also providing data intelligence to help you stay informed with up-to-date insights at every level. It works by enabling you to easily configure and update your program requirements to ensure supplier compliance information is always aligned with your expectations. When you need to make adjustments, your suppliers will be notified automatically with task alerts.
The software also helps you manage supplier compliance in your everyday operations. Data is submitted and routed through workflows, giving the appropriate approvers easy access to the information they need, when they need it. This also facilitates ongoing collaboration among your teams and suppliers.
Moreover, cloud-based solutions with mobile apps allow users to perform all necessary supplier compliance tasks, inspections, and assessments from anywhere, and at any time. With software, you can also choose to go paperless, which helps to reduce the risk of human error and eliminate paper-intensive processes for enhanced productivity.
Whether you’ve experienced issues with suppliers in the past and are seeking a more proactive solution for compliance management or you’re simply looking for ways to streamline your processes, it’s possible supplier compliance software could be right for your organization. By adopting software, you’ll be able to ensure you’re working with high-quality suppliers on a continual basis to support your own commitment to quality and safety.
SafetyChain Software is a cloud-based food quality management system that reduces costs, waste and risk for food companies. Our powerful FSQA platform gives quality and operations managers an easy-to-use tool to automate compliance, safety and quality programs while providing valuable real-time data to help optimize operations. Learn more at https://safetychain.com.