For suppliers participating in GFSI accreditation with one or more of their customers, iCiX can help them effectively manage the GFSI certification process, ultimately giving them a leg up on their competition.
San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
iCiX North America, LLC (http://www.icix.com) today announced availability of the iCiX GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) Starter Kit, including the iCiX COI-Verify plug-in at no charge for a limited time. Designed to make supply chain compliance management more efficient, organized and transparent, the iCiX GFSI Starter Kit provides small- to medium-sized business with an easy first step toward GFSI certification.
Leveraging the power of iCiX’s global industry network, the iCiX GFSI Starter Kit with iCiX COI-Verify:
- Provides suppliers with a simple visual checklist of compliance requirements
- Enables companies to quickly determine which suppliers are out of compliance, and easily communicate that status to those suppliers
- Reduces process of supplier compliance review from weeks and months to minutes
- Enables companies to easily identify high risk suppliers and to take proactive measures to avert potential issues
- Provides documentation that is dynamic and reportable, including insurance certification
- Provides the ability to capture insurance certification and collaborate with suppliers to ensure requirements are being met
“GFSI was created to reduce food safety risks, manage cost and strengthen consumer confidence. Today, it’s more important than ever to proactively manage the supply chain,” said Matthew Smith, founder and chief strategy officer for iCiX. “For suppliers participating in GFSI accreditation with one or more of their customers, iCiX can help them effectively manage the GFSI certification process, ultimately giving them a leg up on their competition.”
The iCiX suite of applications provides all of the elements necessary to manage the GFSI program. Building on iCiX Compliance Management as the first step, iCiX publishing platform is an important tool for companies to build their network to start sharing documents with suppliers and track compliance with a clear audit trail.
How the iCiX Network Works
iCiX's industry-wide approach allows suppliers to securely share certificates and data with all their trading partners, which helps reduce redundant certifications and costs throughout the supply chain.
The iCiX network facilitates the immediate exchange of validated information between trading partners or any designated member, reducing workload and increasing reach and efficiency within the supply chain. iCiX reduces both the paperwork and the uncertainty that stems from keeping track of testing, certificates, and other key documentation.
iCiX’s web-based network provides confirmation that certification documents are received and that they came from a validated source. Validation bodies can add ancillary information relating to test results or certifications, such as unsatisfactory results that need to be addressed. iCiX also provides business intelligence and search tools to identify problems, manage exceptions and resolves issues quickly.
For more information about iCiX solutions, visit http://www.icix.com/solutions.html
About iCiX North America, LLC
Founded in 2003, iCiX (http://www.icix.com) is a web-based network for analyzing supply chain risk and managing supplier information. iCiX helps retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers share and manage validated information such as quality and validated certifications with trading partners. Currently, over 70,000 facilities utilize the iCiX network, including four of the top ten retailers and 82 of the top 100 food companies, to manage recalls, incidents, validated certifications, products, test results and much more. Visit http://www.icix.com for more information.
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