Supply Chain Compliance
Complex regulatory obligations combined with market drivers from emerging Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability initiatives and pressure from downstream customers have driven companies to demand more detailed information from products and suppliers. Consequences from failure to manage these obligations correctly can be catastrophic, going beyond regulatory fines to real business impact that could mean significant operational losses, reduced market access and position, or limited competitive agility and decreased customer satisfaction.
For companies caught in the middle, understanding the compliance status and origins of the products, suppliers, and components in your supply chain is a critical aspect of managing your regulatory obligations, communicating to key stakeholders, and mitigating supply chain risk.
Collecting Information a Challenge
Managing supply chain documentation from suppliers, such as material disclosures, substance declarations, compliance certificates, and certificates of origin can be time-consuming, resource-intensive and painstaking. 3E® has long been the established world leader of supplier data collection and compliance information services. Our ability to help you prosper in an ever-changing and stiflingly compliance climate is unmatched in the marketplace. Learn more about the content we collect.
Risk Mitigation and Disclosure Management
3E Company's Supply Chain Compliance Solution combines the power of content, services, and technology to provide customers with the ability to quickly identify risk in their supply chain and respond accordingly, delivering transparency and compliance assurance to customers and stakeholders. Supply Chain Compliance, when well executed, supports business continuity, enhances process agility, bolsters market access, and reduces costs.
3E has learned from decades of experience that successful supplier cooperation and data obtainment requires both the science of technology approach and art of the human touch. Our dedicated team of obtainment specialists has mastered this art and implemented business rules and best practices that significantly increases supplier participation, shortens response times and optimizes cost. 3E values your supplier network as much as you do, conducting outreach campaigns in partnership with our customers, which details are requested and why, in time zone and language appropriate packages, resulting in information sourced faster and cheaper than if you had done it yourself.
Data Obtainment Service
3E takes on the burden of proactively working with your suppliers to efficiently collect, manage, and update a wide variety of product and supplier related information. 3E leverages existing relationships with close to 100,000 global suppliers and more than 25 years of obtainment experience to gather and validate the critical information you need from suppliers in a timely and efficient manner.
3E collects and manages a large dossier of product compliance and risk related data and documentation to ensure you have accurate and up-to-date information when you need it.
Monitoring Emerging Regulations and Requirements
3E helps companies keep an eye on the future with unique insight into new and emerging regulations and market conditions that may impact them, their suppliers or their customers. 3E's regulatory experts continuously monitor regulatory and market developments to provide timely notification and in-depth analysis of what these changes mean. Leveraging vast global regulatory expertise, substance-level regulatory databases, and product and industry knowledge, 3E can help companies sustain compliance with regulatory requirements for products that are being sourced or finished goods placed on the market.
Supply Chain Support Service and Document Development
3E's experienced team of regulatory experts will help you respond to incoming customer surveys and inquiries related to the compliance status of your products. 3E will author compliance documentation based either on regulatory or industry guidelines as well as customer requirements. This may include Certificates of Compliance, Material Declarations, Certifications or other document types. 3E can also assist in field requests through our 24-7-365 call center and distribute requested information to your external stakeholders on a scheduled or on-demand basis. We're able to receive and protect confidential business information to enable our team to confirm compliance with specific criteria or regulations, while guarding sensitive trade secrets.
3E Supply Chain Consulting Services can provide customer specific consulting and advisory services related to supply chain compliance, including information for specific products or product types, specific regions or general compliance strategies. In addition, our services can be tailored to your needs. Typical engagements range from developing a compliance risk portfolio for a specific product, industry or market; researching gaps, requirement specific workshops and developing content where suppliers are unable to meet information requirements; and creating outbound compliance assurance support.
3E delivers content and provides access to information through its web-based platform, 3ESCTM, which enables supply chain communications, automated analytics, and reporting capabilities. 3ESC serves as a central repository fueled by the content collected from upstream suppliers; managed and maintained by 3E; and utilized by 3E customers who need access to product and supplier related information and content.
Information can be analyzed to:
- Ensure completeness and accuracy of information received from suppliers
- Assess compliance with key requirements at the component or product level, such as REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, Prop 65 and more
- Quickly identify high risk products and suppliers using built-in analytics, such as:
- Raw materials containing restricted substances
- Compliance risk by supplier
- Regulatory risk by product or product category