Are the wheels coming off the big inspection bodies’ standard factory inspection and pre-shipment inspection model?

The big international, independent, accredited third party inspection companies have facilitated international trade for hundreds of years. They have been the objective eyes and ears of distant importers – ensuring that products manufactured many time zones away from the final client where what was specified in the contract between the tier 1 supplier and the…

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Supply chains – tier two and beyond…

Beyond tier 2 suppliers – what are the options for qualifying risks? Responsible companies have always been concerned about what makes up the products that they sell to their customers and how those ingredients or components got there. What are the risks of ‘bad things’ being included in traded goods or ‘bad things’ happening as…

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NEW steps that address supply chain risks

Over the last few weeks some important supply chain risks have again come to the fore.  A range of initiatives are however are addressing them. Slaves in the supply chain Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, every company with a turnover of more that £36m and a footprint in the UK, has to produce an…

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Why radical transparency in businesses has become so vital

A TV host takes supermarkets to task on BBC’s Watchdog programme after her daughter’s Halloween costume catches fire. A chemical previously thought harmless and contained in thousands of consumer products suddenly shows up on an official list of extremely hazardous substances. A company with a strong public commitment to sustainability discovers inadvertently that much of…

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The Commercial Case For Supply Chain Management

  Reputational Companies that are concerned about protecting their brand against negative publicity need to make sure they have full visibility throughout their supply chain in order to identify and act on any suppliers that may be engaging in illegal or unethical activities. Customers are increasingly looking for assurance that the materials or products they…

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Our new Chief Operations Officer – Fiona Horsnell

Here at Track Record Global we have big plans for expanding the business. We are opening an office in China next year, and are looking to open another in India the year after. The business is growing fast, particularly in the UK retail sector. Retailers are, however, demanding to deal with, technically rigouous, and the…

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Slavery in the supply chain

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more than 20 million forced labourers around the world today. The Global Slavery Index estimates the number is closer to 40 million. Many of these modern day slaves are working in the supply chains of western corporations, and the ILO estimates that roughly $150 billion of illegal…

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