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How Supplier Management Software Improves Food Safety

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Jennifer Kinion

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Effectively managing the food manufacturing supply chain allows companies to deliver safe, high-quality products to their consumers. Yet, from procuring raw materials to distribution, there are many roles in the supply chain, each with its own complex functions. With more touch points in the supply chain than ever before, there are many opportunities for compromises to develop. This is especially true for companies managing complex supplier compliance programs. Thankfully, there’s a solution: by implementing supplier management software, you can strengthen any weak links in your supply chain to improve food safety and quality.

Specifically, there are two ways software can enable the delivery of safer, high-quality products:

Automate Your Supplier Compliance Program   

Lapses in communication throughout the supply chain could have devastating consequences. Because program requirements can change from one day to the next, it’s important to keep your suppliers aligned with your evolving expectations. With software’s innovative partner portals, you can notify suppliers when your program requirements are updated.

Supplier management solutions also allow you to eliminate paper-intensive processes, replacing them with cloud-based workflows that give you the ability to access up-to-the-moment data. As a result, you can achieve ongoing collaboration across all of your supplier management processes.

Enhance Visibility

Visibility is essential to profitable and safe supply chains. Yet, with so many different steps taking place at any given time, it can be difficult for food safety teams to be informed about what’s going on across all of their operations.

Supplier management solutions provide the visibility teams need to proactively manage food safety and quality programs with features like live operational monitoring. With real-time insights, users can analyze specific processes or monitor a holistic view of food safety and quality tasks to ensure all program requirements are being met.

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.

Topics: Supply Chain, Safety