Arix Express, a leading third-party logistics provider based in Wakefield, Batley, have successfully passed the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard in Storage and Distribution Issue 3 with an A grade under the new system which was announced in 2016.
On the 27th and 28th of February 2016 underwent extensive auditing to achieve the BRC accreditation, the objective of this which is to ensure that product integrity during storage and distribution are maintained, and that customer confidence is upheld through audit and certification. Having worked with some of the UK’s largest food brands, and having been awarded a number of FMCG contracts since first gaining the BRC accreditation in 2016, the BRC accreditation gives the customers of Arix Express who are in the food and drink industry peace of mind that they’re receiving the highest level of service in their supply chain operations.
A food-based client of Arix Express commented, “The standout part of working with Arix Express for me is their openness to investigating and trialing new ways of working to improve service levels and supply chain efficiencies. They understand the importance of a service underpinned by strong systems capability, whilst not forgetting the need to maintain strong relationships with their customers through dedicated account management structures.” Developed by multi-stakeholder groups including industry representatives from certification bodies, food service organisations and retailers, the BRC Global Standard is designed to reflect best practice and facilitate a process of continuous improvement through a well-designed risk-based product safety management system. Oana Pricop, Quality Manager at Arix Express added, “The BRC accreditation is at the core of everything we do. Our quality practices and procedures are managed by it but it’s about more than just operating effectively for us – the accreditation holds quality at the core of our business. The BRC accreditation, as well as our ISO9001 certification, means our customers are assured that we’re continuously developing and progressing by using best practice methods.”