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Ashland Reduces Cost and Improves Safety with BROWZ

February 11, 2016 //

Ashland Inc. is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets. With over 10,000 employees and sites in 100 countries, workplace safety is a top concern.

The BROWZ Process - From Start to Finish

February 09, 2016 //

Just what does the BROWZ process look like? We understand that software alone doesn’t ensure the success of your contractor prequalification program. That’s why we place equal emphasis on delivering personalized service. In other words, with BROWZ, you’re not just buying software—you’re getting a partner.

Company Policies: Are They in Place?

February 02, 2016 //

Policies serve a bigger purpose in the overall goals of the organization than what employees initially realize. For example, they serve as a guide to achieve a predetermined action or outcome; they serve as a roadmap for decision making and they help continuously improve the way you do business.

Managing Third Party Risk from Vendors

January 26, 2016 //

Disruptive events like natural disasters, workplace incidents, data breaches, and supply chain disruptions can all have costly consequences even for the most affluent organizations.

Why We Love Corporate Social Responsibility in Supplier Management

January 20, 2016 //

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is defined in the online business dictionary as “a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment in which it operates” but can be more simply defined as “people, planet, and profit”.

10 Technology Issues to Consider When Choosing a Supplier Prequalification Program

January 12, 2016 //

Before choosing and implementing a supplier qualification program, it’s important to consider potential technology issues that may arise during implementation. What questions should you be asking when choosing a program?

Are You Assessing Your Contractor’s Capability? - If Not, Why Not?

January 08, 2016 //

When employing contractors, you generally expect to get the job done right, on-time and at a competitive price, but this is not always to reality. There are thousands of horror stories out there, just do a quick Google search on dodgy contractors and see what we mean. Choosing the right contractor can be equaled to picking the winner in the Superbowl. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Managing Safety with Contractor Management Software

January 05, 2016 //

According to the thefreedictionary.com, safety is the condition of being safe, freedom from danger, risk or injury. Makes sense right? But how do you actually do it, and more specifically how do you manage the safety of your contractors that are not normally a part of your organization? It stands to reason that when we talk about managing safety, there is no doubt that a management system is a must. A safety management system is a systematic method of identifying risks and ensuring there are controls in place to mitigate those risks.

Foundations of an Incident Free Supplier Management System

December 29, 2015 //

While it’s common knowledge that everyone has a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace, priority is given to management to ensure the health and safety of their employees. What is less commonly known is that every business owner, management, and employee also has the same responsibility for suppliers, vendors, and contractors in the workplace.

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