The food retail sector represents an important interface with the consumer. Every day, millions of customers enjoy a wide range of goods which are constantly available near their homes, and this leads to extremely diverse requirements and challenges for the logistics sector. In fact, the logistics sector, as a close partner of the retailers, is as vital to the public as the food retail sector itself. Nowadays, production networks and supply chains have to constantly adapt to consumer requirements, whilst taking the needs of increasingly global trade 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.