There are several benefits to implementation of a web-based SRM tool, all of which ultimately help make daily processes within your team more efficient.
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In our last blog posts we have discussed about work safety, prevention and necessary documents your company needs to properly handle hazardous material and substances. After presenting the Safety data sheet and the Operating instructions, we will today discuss about another important document for work safety: the Hazardous Substances Register.
What is a Hazardous Substances Register?
The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is an important document for all companies working with, delivering or purchasing dangerous substances and material. The SDS gives the user informations about the chemicals and the identity of the product, potential dangers, but also communicates instructions for a safe manipulation as well as for prevention and guidance in case of hazardous situation. Dangerous materials are products or substances presenting a hazardous potential such as chemical products (for example: ethanol, acetone, benzin).
As regulated in the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances, dangerous materials need to be identified and documented. The Safety Data Sheet constitutes for the danger analysis an legal document about the handling of such danger materials and is required for the setup of a register of hazardous substances. Such a register is essential for work protection and serves as central communication medium for works safety on the whole supply chain.
Over the past years, we have observed in a large number of companies a dislocation of the core competences within the production and supply chains. The number of parties involved in the production process is increasing both in-house and outside of a company structure. It means that more and more parts and products must be bought to external companies. But to keep a constant quality and price level from suppliers and producers, more and more companies focus on building a strategic and long term supplier collaboration.
In our last post about SRM for SMEs, we explained the importance for small and medium enterprises to have an efficient supplier relationship management system.
Several solutions exist for SMEs to manage their suppliers. The most popular options are Installations-program (On-Premises) or web-based and/or cloud-based softwares (Software-as-a-Service or SaaS). With the rise of digitalization, and especially in the Industry sector (Industry 4.0) where digitalization is an important and forward-looking topic, a web-based SRM system can provide the best results for SMEs.
Small and Medium Enterprises play an important role in the european economy. SMEs represent more than 90% of all european companies, creating most of the jobs and being the innovation motor of the EU. A central aspect of any productive company is the importance of suppliers management. Too often, purchasing and quality departments are not aware of the value of a good supplier relationship. Nevertheless, a good supplier is fundamental for a high quality product, transparent production and an efficient supply chain management.
Working in the food industry implies having a complete and transparent product documentation from all your suppliers. Generally, this product documentation gathers all documents relative to the delivered goods, from the product to the packaging related informations such as origin certificates or raw material quality declaration. All those documents will be necessary for the merchandise traffic and for the down stream documentation of your products.
As a company working in the food industry, you need a Declaration of compliance for each step of the production and delivery chains. This Declaration of compliance conditions are especially strict when ruling goods and materials in contact with food. Plastic materials are especially targeted with this document, because of the higher risk of material impact on the food product itself. The Declaration of compliance for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food serves as guarantee for the documentation transparency but also as protection for the product safety and quality.
From the producer to the buying company, documentation transparency is an important topic for all companies in the food industry. When it comes to processing raw material, it is necessary to document from the beginning the origin of each product.
Over the last years, the identification of “Genetically Modified Organisms” (GMO) has become a legal requirement in the EU. It guarantees a complete product transparency and food safety for the consumers, but also informs the other companies about the presence of GMOs in their products.