Suppliers rating at Trouw Nutrition Int.
In 2005, Peter Fidder, the Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager at Trouw Nutrition International, took the initiative to systematize the monitoring of the quality of its suppliers.
"Until that time suppliers were mainly locally in the picture. However, globalization had already taken such proportions that more and more of our suppliers had become 'global suppliers'. That was the moment when I sat down with Quality Online." said Peter Fidder. Trouw Nutrition International, shorted to Trouw , is the "Specials" division of Nutreco, one of world's largest animal nutrition and fish food companies.
Monitoring of the quality of suppliers and raw materials
The supplier rating system, that Quality Online has realized at Trouw Nutrition International, is called Supras. The system is intensively used in all branches of Trouw and contains many gigabytes of simply to consult business-critical data. Over the past four years, Peter Fidder has explained, during his many travels around the world, the philosophy behind Supras to all involved employees and managers. One of the main objectives of Supras is monitoring the quality of suppliers and the supplied raw materials. Suppliers are from the start closely involved in this process. Due to the certification of the various business activities, the completeness and timeliness of the required product and quality documentation is also monitored with Supras.