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Are you prepared for FRA Part 219 compliance?

Introducing the contractor compliance platform for short line railroads

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Contractor Safety Beyond Compliance

Modeling OSHA’s recommended best practices for contractor management

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MANAGING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN: IN-HOUSE OR OUTSOURCE?

BROWZ has provided contractor prequalification and contractor management solutions for the world’s leading organizations since 2001. Calculate your ROI by using calculations and safety multipliers based on actual results, benchmark studies, and industry data so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.

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Top 5 Challenges of Contractor Qualification & Management

When considering how to best manage contractor qualification, it's useful to consider the most common issues business overlook. Download eBook to learn how to avoid these common pitfalls and minimize your risk.

Implementing Contractor Qualification & Management - Lessons from the Safety Guy

This eBook takes a look at the changing business and regulatory environment for employers and how this impacts their relationships with third-party supplier and contractors.

Is your contractor safety program strengthening your contractor relationships?

Many organizations have spent resources on internal contractor safety and qualification programs or with third-party service providers only to be disappointed by mediocre compliance levels and compromised contractor relationships. Ever wonder how your organization's contractor qualification program or vendor measures up?

Contractor Safety - Quick Check Up

It's a fact. Contractor safety performance improves over time when contractors and suppliers are measured and held accountable. Ever wonder how your organization's contractors safety measures up? Are there safety risks in your supply chain?

Top 10 Reasons Supplier Qualification Fails

When considering how to best manage contractor qualification, it's useful to consider the most common issues business overlook. Download the eBook to learn how to avoid these common pitfalls and minimize your risk. You'll also receive a helpful checklist of critical features to look for when evaluating the right solution for your organization.

11 Ways to Jumpstart Contractor Qualification

When considering how to best manage contractor qualification, it's useful to consider the most common issues business overlook. Download this eBook to learn different ways to jumpstart your contractor qualification program. You'll also receive a helpful checklist of critical features to look for when evaluating the right solution for your organization.

Pay Now Pay Later

Though it might seem cost-effective in the beginning, hiring the wrong contractors could turn out to be extremely expensive in the long run. Download our free white paper to learn about assessing the economic value of a contractor qualification and management solution including the business conditions and potential indirect and direct costs associated.

What's Procurement's Role in Creating a Culture of Safety?

Download our white paper "What's the Role of Procurement in Creating a Culture of Safety?" for an in-depth look at how procurement can impact safety, along with the key issues with supply chain qualification and management.

Current Issues In Mining Compliance: Corporate Social Responsibility

Download our newest White Paper "Current Issues in Mining Compliance: Corporate Social Responsibility" and learn why CSR matters for the mining industry, what current CSR issues are significant in mining, and a basic framework to help guide implementation.

The importance of assessing supplier financial stability

Suppliers are the lifeblood of many organizations. While the symbiotic relationship between companies and their suppliers drives operations, that mutual reliance also introduces business risk. Download White Paper.

Selecting the right technology for Supply Chain Qualification & Management

Download White Paper Issues in Supply Chain Management: Technology Selection to help you address compliance complexity and choose the right solution for your business.

Conflict Minerals - What your business needs to know

Download this White Paper to learn the following: What are conflict minerals, what are the compliance requirements of Dodd-Frank, how are other industry leaders tackling the issue, and what can I do to prepare for any supply chain reporting requirements.

ProcureCon Procurement Benchmark

With growing focus on “internal salesmanship” and communication with C-level management, the skillsets of new procurement hires are also being diversified, with the intent of creating a next generation of procurement that feels comfortable both creating and communicating value. Ultimately, Canadian procurement is in a moment of adaption, forging it’s own path to expanded responsibility and influence at the C-level.

Viewpoint- Supply Chain Management

The rapid and continuing change to global and local supply chains means that very few businesses remain untouched by ever more complex risks. But can this change be managed?

U.S. Health and Safety Benchmark Report

BROWZ suppliers/contractors outperform the industry average for key safety metrics. But it doesn’t stop there. The longer a contractor is with BROWZ, the better they perform.

Contractor Liability and Risk Management Solutions

Legal liability, arising from activities of third parties at a worksite, is one of the most difficult risk exposures to address and properly manage. Unless contractors are prequalified, trained, and proper coordination of safety activities is ensured, a company can face civil penalties from government safety agencies, tort liability arising from personal injury or wrongful death claims, and even criminal prosecution of company supervisors and upper management. In short, contractors may be the weakest link in the safety chain and it is critical to forge a partnership with those contractors and subcontractors who endeavor to perform work at a company’s facilities.

Procurement Leaders - Insight Contractor Qualification

It has become the downside the strategy consultants don’t tell you about. Although it is widely accepted that it makes good sense for businesses to concentrate on their core competencies, the inevitable corollary is that non-core activities will have to be outsourced to third parties. But what if those third-party contractors are negligent, unsafe, or incompetent?

Making Sense of the FRA Part 219 - Control of Alcohol and Drug Use

Using the BROWZ OneView Platform, Rails and Maintenance of Way workers are able to create user records for all required employees, provide required demographic information, upload Drug and Alcohol testing results and share that information with their rail partners. Under this community model, MOW’s are able to associate their account with those rail operators and share the requested data.

Preventing Supplier Prequalification Failure

Just as you train your employees on company guidelines and measure internal departments based on their performance and compliance, your third-party suppliers and contractors must be held to certain standards to offset risk and deliver the best results for your business.

Global Supply Chain Assessments

You don't have to settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to supplier qualification and supply chain assessment. BROWZ partners with you to create a supply chain qualification and management program that fits your business.

Contractor and Supplier Membership

Learn how membership with BROWZ can help you get continued work from customers, increase your business opportunities, improve your safety processes, level the playing field, and demonstrate your excellence with third-party validation.

What is Supplier Qualification?

Supply chain management isn't just about the flow of materials and goods, it also includes qualifying suppliers and contractors. Anyone who comes on site presents risk to your business.

Supply Chain Qualification Solutions for Procurement & Safety

BROWZ is the right fit for safety, risk, and procurement professionals seeking assurance they are working with the best qualified members of their supply chain.

Supply Chain Qualification & Management Products

BROWZ is your complete supply chain qualification and management solution. The BROWZ product suite addresses your needs for sourcing, qualifying, and managing your supply chain.

Ashland Case Study

Global chemical company reduces cost and improves workplace safety with BROWZ. Ashland acheived return on investment in under one year, established consistency in contractor prequalification, improved relationships and interactions with contractors, and improved workplace safety overall.

Caterpillar Case Study

Global equipment manufacturing company partners with BROWZ to implement a best-in-class contractor safety program to ensure contractors are safe and qualified. When the program was first implemented, Caterpillar realized that only 25% of their supply chain was compliant to their standards. Now they are achieving ~80% compliance and are seeing a consistently decreasing injury rate among contractors in BROWZ.

Mining Case Study

Global mining company partners with BROWZ to mitigate supply chain risk and efficiently manage contractor safety and compliance. BROWZ has helped the mining organization to automate several manual work flows by building new functionality and integrating with other key enterprise technology systems such as ERP, security, and operations among others.

Southern Company Case Study

BROWZ helps utility giant prequalify contractors more consistently and efficiently with centralized system. Southern Company decided to implement the BROWZ solution 8 years ago, and since that time has seen a dramatic increase in efficiency and accessibility to comprehensive data. Implementing BROWZ has ensured that Southern Company works with qualified, safe contractors while consistently improving ROI.

Xcel Energy Case Study

Xcel Energy is a company that lives up to its name. They’re one of the ten largest electric utilities in the US, employing 12,500 people and leading the industry in new and clean energy technologies. Those same high standards apply when it comes health and safety, a number one priority for the company’s leadership and a key part of their corporate culture. And suppliers form no less of a priority.

Lhoist Case Study

As a global company with thousands of contractors, suppliers, and carriers, Lhoist NA struggled to maintain contractor qualification information through spreadsheets and paperwork. The manual process of collecting, storing, and communicating information needed to be changed.

ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River) LLC Case Study

ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River), LLC takes pride in expertise, reliability, and compliance. As one of the largest suppliers of activated carbon, ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River), LLC designed and built the largest and most automated, advanced activated carbon plant in North America. Those same standards for innovation and excellence also apply when it comes to health and safety.

Class I Railroad Case Study

Safety is paramount to success on the railroads. Over the years, a particular Class I Railroad recognized the need for change regarding safety and how contractors are prequalified and monitored. The corporate initiative to implement a contractor prequalification program began soon after the BP oil spill in 2010.

JenTech Drilling Supply Case Study

After registering with BROWZ, Jentech Drilling Supply can make better business decisions and remain compliant to work with many large mines in the area.

Windcreek Services Case Study

After registering with BROWZ, Windcreek Services has better access to compliance information and quick access to a personalized, dedicated support person.

ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River) LLC Supplier Case Study

After registering with BROWZ, ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River LLC) has better foresight beforehand about expiring documents and certifications, and overall accessibility makes it easier for both suppliers and clients to view critical compliance data.

Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) Case Study

Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) has better access to compliance information and quick access to a personalized, dedicated support person.

What is FRA Part 219 and what's required for shortline railroads to be compliant?
March 17, 2017 //

ShortLine connection simplifies the process of managing Regulated Service contractors and provides visibility to their FRA 219 compliance information. Additionally, ShortLine connection gives you visibility to other critical data such as health and safety statistics, financial risk indicators, and active contractor employees working on your railroad.

Supply Chain Management and Prequalification
October 04, 2016 //

While the demand for supplier qualification increases there are still several fundamental reasons why internally manage programs fail. You can improve your 2015 contractor management program and ensure success by addressing the following.

2017 Procurement Strategy - Award Winning BROWZ
September 23, 2016 //

In a continuing move away from the traditional back office role, the CPO is considered a valuable member of the executive team. In this evolution away from a supporting role to a value added department, CPO's are constantly on the look out for new and trending procurement strategies.

Monitor Contractor Compliance in New Markets
August 24, 2016 //

Global expansion introduces many enterprises to new, complex regulatory environments that entail significant obligations and compliance challenges. These obstacles challenge both enterprises and contractors they choose to work with.

Working with Contractors
August 19, 2016 //

Contractors are becoming vital components to business operations for companies of all sizes in varying industries. Enterprises are turning to industry-specific firms to take care of certain tasks within a project, allowing for in-house employees to focus on other duties.

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