Eliminate Pain Points

ELIMINATE PAIN POINTS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Looking for technology-led solutions to technical challenges in your supply chains?

Ethical concerns that need addressing in your food business, with strong commercial drivers for action?

Select an option from the list to find out how Authenticate can help…

“I don’t know where the ingredients in my products came from”

  • How well do you know your supply chain? How quickly can you find out if your products are implicated in a scare?
  • Authenticate the origins of your ingredients with digital supply chain mapping and get full visibility of indirect suppliers to detect risk 
  • Incident response: run a location report in minutes to highlight high-risk suppliers

Solution: Supply chain mapping

“How can I reduce the risk of undeclared allergens in my supply chain?”

  • Get full visibility of ingredients suppliers for pre-packaged food ahead of new allergen labelling legislation
  • Capture up-to-date product data and allergen declarations in real time, right back to source

Solution: Product catalogue & Spec builder

“Managing my suppliers is a full-time job”

  • Digitise your supplier approval and save time on repetitive manual processes
  • Manage your compliance more efficiently with automated certification checks from the biggest food industry schemes
  • Send online supplier assessments with built-in progress reports and custom benchmarks for performance management
  • Receive alerts and notifications when risks are detected e.g. 30 day warning for expiring certificates

Solution: Supply chain mapping & certification  

“It costs a fortune doing physical audits all the time”

  • Build your own self-assessment questionnaires for suppliers and manage responses online so costly 3rd party inspections can become the exception rather than the rule.
Solution: Audits and Assessments

“Our current auditing system doesn’t deliver much insight or value”

  • Get more out of supplier audits and drive improvement with section-by-section response analysis
  • Complete iPad audits onsite and upload instantly for faster feedback and efficient management of corrective actions
  • View detailed question analysis to spot trends

Solution: Audits & Assessments

“How can I evidence the claims on my product?”

  • Track certification back to source e.g. Organic producer status
  • Validate declarations on palm oil, soy & GM ingredients from indirect suppliers
  • Track allergen declarations back to source

Solution: Supply Chain Mapping, Specification Builder

“I need to maintain strong relationships with my suppliers”

  • Data-packed supplier profiles allow you to spend less time checking boxes and more time building strong trading relationships.
Solution: Supplier approval

“I need to ensure there is no slave labour in my company’s supply chains”

  • Check live Sedex membership for your direct & indirect suppliers in minutes
  • See modern slavery declarations attached to company profiles across your supplier network
  • Issue risk assessment questionnaires in a secure online environment

Solution: Sedex API

“How can I ensure that animals in our supply chains are treated well?”

  • Monitor animal welfare standards by capturing Key Performance Indicators (e.g. the ‘5 Freedoms of Animal Welfare’)
  • Set benchmarks to improve performance
  • Track Global Gap, ASC, Red Tractor RSPCA membership
  • View 3rd party audit results online in real-time

Solution: KPIs & Certification

“How can I reduce the environmental impact of our products?”

  • Ensure imported beef, soy & palm oil are sourced from sustainable producers
  • Access precise geo-mapping data (e.g. fishing zones, farm sites)
  • Gather environmental KPI metrics such as water usage, pesticides & soil quality

Solution: Supply Chain
Mapping, KPIs

“How can I ensure fish is responsibly sourced?”

    • Get visibility of geo-mapped fishing zones to validate your sustainable aquaculture policies
    • Access detailed trawler profiles including capture methods, certification and vessel registration
    • Live MCS ‘Good Fish Guide’ sustainability ratings linked to fish & seafood product data 

Solution: MSC certification and Mapping

“How can I reduce the impact of packaging?”

  • Assess your suppliers to find out how much packaging is made from recycled or recyclable materials
  • Set reduction targets via KPI metrics

Solution: Audits and Assessments,KPIs

  • Map supply chains back to source to auto-calculate food miles
  • Set targets to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Use the Authenticate global directory to search for suppliers by location/region

Solution: Mapping

“How can my food business appeal to ethical shoppers?”

  • Take steps towards supply chain transparency – a key requirement for building trust amongst eco-conscious consumers
  • Validate your ethical credentials and eco-friendly policies by setting targets and tracking key metrics within your supplier base
  • Access the facts & figures that will help to communicate your progress 

“How can I protect my brand against food scandals in the press?”

  • Be proactive – don’t wait for the next scandal to hit the headlines to investigate your supply chains
  • Reduce the risks of reputational damage by understanding your products and your trading network
  • Ensure you can access crucial data quickly in order to respond appropriately when food scares happen

“How can I use my supply chain as a marketing tool?”

  • Use digital solutions to show your supply chains in a visual format that’s easy to understand
  • Back up the claims your are making around ethical, environmental and technical performance

“How can I afford to run an audit every time I get a new supplier?”

The Audits and Assessments feature allows Authenticate members to set up and manage the entire auditing process in a secure online environment from start to finish, with the ability to create unlimited self-assessment questionnaire templates and monitor progress all in one place.

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