World Accreditation Day 2019: Adding Value to Supply Chains

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On June 9, 2019, SGS celebrates World Accreditation Day, a joint initiative of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), which aims to raise awareness of the need for universally recognized standards in the commercial, government and non-profit sectors.

This year, the theme of World Accreditation Day is Adding Value to Supply Chains.

To find out more about how SGS can add value to your supply chain, contact us today.


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SGS Supply Chain Services

Testing, calibration, certification and inspection services:

Security audits to ensure that theft, corruption and bribery are minimized:

Certification services to help you maintain the highest standards of supply-chain management:

Efficient data management systems to help you provide evidence of your high standards to stakeholders and customers:

Training programmes to ensure that best practice is embedded across your organization:

The challenges of today’s supply chains

Today, as businesses seek cost-effective procurement, product supply chains have become more globalized and complex than ever before, spanning multiple countries and sites.

As a result, organizations are faced with significant challenges regarding:

  • Quality
  • Traceability
  • Safety
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environmental and social responsibility
  • Risk of disruption and brand damage

Role of accreditation in adding value to supply chains

Accreditation is an effective way of determining the technical competence, integrity and impartiality of organizations. Conformity assessment services, such as testing, calibration, certification and inspection, offers independent evaluation against recognized standards to ensure impartiality, competence and consistency.

Accreditation helps you:

  • Gain confidence that your suppliers are stable, ethical and meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements
  • Ensure products meet technical and safety specifications
  • Satisfy contractual terms with suppliers
  • Select suitable suppliers

How SGS can add value to your supply chain

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS offers a range of services to help you effectively manage the potential risks in your supply chain through assessments, inspection and data management systems. Using our enhanced technology solutions, we help enterprise clients to improve supplier information and ensure they have management systems in place to mitigate risks. Our worldwide coverage and global networks across a range of industries guarantees that you have access to the latest information and techniques relevant to your industry sector.

Benefits to suppliers:

  • Reduced cost that leverages SGS expertise – locally and across the globe
  • External verification improves reliability of effectively implementing programs
  • Access to a wider client base with marketable verifications performed by industry leader

Benefits to clients:

  • Supplier verification that increases assurance of risk management
  • Collaborative model allows for improved relationship with supply base
  • Improved data and analysis ensures maximum impact on profitability

To find out more about how SGS can add value to your supply chain, contact us today

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