Supplier Management Services

Supplier Management Services

NSF’s supplier management services provide our customers with added personnel and expertise to manage the food safety and quality of their supply chain. NSF resources act as an extension of our customers’ quality and food safety team and come with years of industry experience. Our customers include restaurant chains, foodservice companies and manufacturers who outsource specific functions of their supplier management program. 

Our customers leverage our team of technical and food safety specialists to:Supplier Management Services

  • Collect and review supplier documentation to ensure it meets their compliance requirements (HACCP plans, audit reports, product claims)
  • Complete consultative on-site assessments of suppliers across North America 
  • Work directly with suppliers to improve quality and safety programs to meet customer expectations

Additional service include:

  • Supplier approval program development 
  • Supplier onboarding and compliance management
  • Specification management
  • Foreign supplier verification
  • Product recall and management

What Our Customers Are Saying

NSF’s managed services team functions as a critical extension of our team. Their support in supplier management has enabled us to manage and improve our suppliers’ communication, compliance and accountability. Neshat Soofi, Head of Product Safety, Quality & Integrity, Brandless

HMSHost looks to align our values, professionalism and expertise with like-minded businesses that have a stellar reputation. NSF provides HMSHost with supplier technical support, regulatory compliance reviews and data management.

Keith Sykes, Sr. Manager Quality Assurance, HMSHost

The Village Farms Food Safety team all felt our NSF resource was a part of our company. She was critical to the success of the program. Michael E. Bledsoe, PH.D. VP, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Village Farms

The NSF team functions as a critical extension of our team. In addition to the supplier management program they’re able to support a wide range of technical areas including shelf life and product development. Associate Director of Food Safety, HelloFresh USA

Case Studies

Seamlessly Managing the Supply Chain to Protect Food Safety

HelloFresh US partnered with NSF international to establish and manage a supplier approval program. The solution leverages NSF’s vast network of technical and food safety expertise along with TraQtion™, a supplier management software solution that manages end-to-end supply chain food safety, product quality and compliance.

Download the Case Study, Seamlessly Managing the Supply Chain to Protect Food Safety to learn more.

Articles

How to Keep Your Head Above Water When Managing Supplier Data, by Marjorie Rodrigues, Compliance Reviewer, Supplier Management Services, Consulting and Technical Services

Simplifying the Supplier Onboarding Process, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services and Scott Arnald, Operations Supervisor, Consulting and Technical Services

How Does Quality and Food Safety Contribute to a Return on Investment for Your Company?, by Betsy Kaesontae, Manager, Managed Services North America

How Do Small Suppliers Fit Into Our Supplier Approval Program?, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services

The Planning Fallacy and Supplier Food Safety and Quality Management, by Scott Arnald, Operations Supervisor, Consulting and Technical Services

What Food Organizations Need to Know Before Outsourcing, by Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Consulting and Technical Services