The food retail sector represents an important interface with the consumer. Every day, millions of customers take advantage of a wide selection of products and their continuous availability locally. Correspondingly diverse are the requirements and associated challenges faced by the logistics sector, which - as a partner of the retail industry - is just as much an object of public interest as the food retail sector itself. The production networks and supply chains need to adapt to the requirements of the consumers. This demands that the requirements of an increasingly global trading industry are taken into consideration.
Dealers and logistics providers are moving valuable goods for their customers every day. They are responsible for the safety of the cargo and products, the employees, and not least for complying with delivery schedules. In order to comply with these diverse areas of responsibility, it is important that business processes are established on a robust basis. This is because this ensures reliable decision-making and furthermore forms the basis for the risk management that is critical for success.
Evidence of a functional management system, as demonstrated by a certificate, is often the basic requirement for being active in a certain market. For trading and logistics, certification thus becomes a decisive factor for business and competition.
TÜV NORD CERT is amongst the market leaders in the field of management certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, but also for food certifications under international standards such as IFS Broker and IFS Logistics, BRC Storage and Distribution, ISO 22000, and HACCP and other standards. These certificates verify defined quality requirements along the entire production and supply chain.