Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Connected Sources bags IT contract from BRC
Connected Sources bags IT contract from BRC
16
Sep '08
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Connected Sources (CS) have signed contracts to develop an I.T. management system for the new BRC Directory database.

The database will allow retailers to check the accreditation of any one of more than 13,000 premises run by suppliers certificated to the BRC Global Standards.

The Global Standards help suppliers win and keep business with retailers by enabling them to demonstrate they are achieving the levels of quality and safety required by retailers and meeting the legal requirements of the markets they serve. The Standards also give retailers a reliable and cost effective way of ensuring safety and quality in their supply chain.

The four Global Standards, covering Food Safety, Packaging, Consumer Products and Storage & Distribution, are widely recognised throughout the world.

The new Global Standards Directory will be launched in April 2009. It will be available to both BRC members and other international retailers.

By utilising Connected Sources' extensive experience, the Directory will use the latest technology to allow large numbers of users to have individual secure access to information about BRC certificated suppliers.

The Directory will be fully interactive, web based and available 24/7. It will allow the BRC to provide users with more data from certification audits and that data will be more up to the minute. It will enhance monitoring of the performance of certification bodies and reduce the administrative burden for all users.

This will help retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies to manage all key information about BRC certificated suppliers. It will put the BRC at the heart of supply chain management throughout the world.

John Cormode, Chief Executive of BRC Trading said: “After a careful and rigorous selection process, including extensive consultation with our members and other users, we've chosen Connected Sources.

They have strong expertise in this market, a worldwide network and proven technology already in use by leading international retailers. The Global Standards Directory is a radically new way for us to provide extensive, up to date information on BRC certificated suppliers and sites.”

Stephane Dugelay, Chief Operations Officer of Connected Sources said: “Connected Sources is delighted to have been selected by the BRC as their exclusive technology partner for their major new certification database.

Our IT platform brings the robustness, scalability, intuitiveness and connectivity needed to support the continuous development of the BRC Global Standards throughout the world, for years to come. The BRC's project perfectly matches the mission of Connected Sources which is to provide best-in-class collaborative solutions for global supply chain initiatives.”

British Retail Consortium

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Over 45% US retailers to use AI in next 3 years: Report

Over 45 per cent retailers in the US plan to utilise artificial...

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Naked Brand, Bendon sign agreement to reorganise

Naked Brand Group, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and Bendon Limited, ...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search