‘Tis the Season of Supplier Validation
Producers, your supply chain relationships are valuable. They’re one part of the bigger picture of how your company competes in the marketplace. That said, your supply chain is only as reliable as its weakest link. For example, if one producer “upstream” of your facility has a problem with foreign material contamination, every link “downstream” inherits that problem as its own.
If manufacturers aren’t careful in selecting the right supplier(s), foreign material contaminants will start nipping at the nose of their bottom line before raw ingredients even reach their facility. You may have protection against foreign material contamination built into your HACCP plan. Can the same be said of your suppliers? If not, how can you protect your product and safeguard your supply chain relationships? Supplier validation is one option worth considering.
Supplier Validation: The Gift That Keeps Giving
Opting for an outside, independent source to help protect and validate the quality of your product offers both you and your consumers peace of mind. You can operate with confidence in the quality of your raw materials and transfer that same confidence to consumers who purchase your product. Don’t bear the brunt of a problem you didn’t cause—instead, nip any potential issues in the bud by asking for validation. Millions of dollars tied to your brand’s reputation are at stake, meaning every relationship you stand to lose is costly.
At FlexXray, we work with leaders in our industry to continuously validate their supply chain and ensure producers have access to safe and accurate inspection and detailed reporting. The benefits are twofold: firstly, consumers never encounter foreign material contamination, and secondly, the supply chain has information that can help identify and remediate foreign material contamination problems for future production runs.
If you’re ready to take the next step in ensuring the safety of your product, talk to FlexXray today.