Global supply chains have been shaken to their core by the global pandemic. Now more than ever, businesses are realising how important it is to maintain a supply chain that is operational, resilient, flexible and compliant. The same goes for third parties such as contractors – it is imperative to ensure that your preferred vendors can accomplish their work in a safe, efficient and legal manner that keeps your business moving.
Safety professionals have a key role to play to this end – ensuring safety in the supply chain. Whether it’s the mines that deliver raw materials, factories that deliver individual components, or even an on-site HVAC contractor – a safety mishap or non-conformance can lead to costly operational delays, missed quotas, and a frustrated customer base.
Ruth Wilkinson, head of health and safety at IOSH, and Trevor Bronson, strategic development manager at Intelex, spoke in December 2021 on best practices for promoting safety within your supply chain and among your customers. The session covered:
- The business risks created by unsafe third parties
- Techniques to improve visibility into your supply chains’ and contractors’ safety management and performance
- How technology can help you reduce risk and increase resiliency