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    IFS Logistics

    Time:2019-01-02 16:15:08Source:

    IFS Logistics

    IFS Logistics is a standard for companies, offering logistics services like transport and storage.

    IFS Logistics is a Standard for auditing companies whose activities are logistics oriented for food and non-food products, such as transport, storage, loading/unloading, etc. It applies to all types of transport: delivery by road, rail, ship or plane; frozen/refrigerated products or ambient stable products (different states of matter: liquid, solid or gas). This standard also applies to (un-)freezing service providers as well as for logistics companies using service providers for their transport and/ or storage activities.

    IFS Logistics audits are carried out by qualified auditors of independent accredited and approved certification bodies. The requirements of the IFS Logistics are divided into six chapters:

    · Senior management responsibility

    · Quality and product safety management system

    · Resource management

    · Realization of the service

    · Measurements, analysis, improvements

    · Product defense and external inspections


    The objectives of the IFS Logistics are:

    · To ensure comparability and transparency throughout the entire supply chain

    · To establish a common standard with uniform evaluation systems

    · To reduce costs and time for both suppliers and retailers

    · To work with accredited Certification Bodies


    IFS certification can offer a number of key benefits to companies striving for excellence in quality and customer satisfaction, and seeking a competitive advantage in their marketplace:

    · Improved confidence in suppliers and products

    · Reduced time spent on supplier screening

    · Due diligence defense

    · Ability to reduce individual audit costs by combining a variety of different audits at the same time.

    · Improved understanding between management and staff related to standards and procedures

    · Monitoring of compliance with food / non-food regulations

    · More effective use of resources

    · Reduction in the need for customer inspections

    · Independent third party audits

    · Improved business reputation as a supplier of high-quality and safe products

    · Ability to trade with customers insisting on third party audits

    · Use of the IFS logo and certificate to demonstrate compliance with the highest standards.