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Supply Chain Compliance Management
Complex regulatory compliance obligations and market driven requirements, combined with potent Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability trends, have driven companies to demand more detailed information about the products they are sourcing from their suppliers. Corresponding pressure comes from downstream channels and customers, reflecting accelerated demands for product information transparency. For companies caught in the middle, understanding what products are made of, the regulatory status of products and components, and these products' origins form the basic building blocks for managing regulatory obligations, communicating to key stakeholders and mitigating risk in their supply chains.
Collecting Information a Challenge
Collecting this information from suppliers can be a time-consuming, resource-intensive and painstaking process. 3E has long been the established world leader in the business of supplier data collection and compliance information services. Our ability to help you prosper in an ever-changing and stiflingly complex 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 risk mitigation and disclosure management along with the supply chain, delivering transparency and compliance assurance to our customers and your stakeholders. Supply Chain Compliance, when well executed, supports business continuity, enhances process agility, bolsters market access and reduces costs.
3E has learned from experience that data obtainment and supplier cooperation is more art than science. Our dedicated team of obtainment specialists has mastered this art and implemented a set of business rules and best practices that significantly enhances results, shortens response times and lowers costs.
3E conducts outreach campaigns in partnership with our customers, which detail what is being requested and why, in time zone and language appropriate packages, sourcing the information you need faster and cheaper than doing it yourself.
Data Obtainment Service
3E assumes the burden of working with your suppliers to efficiently collect, manage and update a wide variety of product and supplier related information. 3E leverages existing relationships with tens of thousands of global manufacturers and more than 20 years of obtainment experience to obtain critical information from suppliers in a timely and efficient manner.
3E collects and manages a dossier of product attached compliance and risk related documents and information including customer specific surveys to ensure you have exactly the information you need.
Monitoring Emerging Regulations and Requirements
3E helps companies ensure compliance with key regulatory initiatives as well as keeping an eye on new and emerging regulations that may impact them. Leveraging 3E's vast global regulatory expertise and substance-level regulatory databases, 3E can help evaluate compliance with existing regulatory requirements for products that are being sourced or finished goods being placed in the market.
3E's regulatory experts continuously monitor regulatory developments and can provide alerts and product level impact analysis of new and emerging regulatory requirements to help companies continue to assure compliance and manage risks associated with regulatory changes. 3E can receive and protect confidential business information which enables the confirmation of compliance with specific criteria or regulations.
Supply Chain Support Service and Document Development
This service provides your stakeholders with product specific compliance status based on general or custom requirements. 3E's well qualified team will respond to incoming customer surveys and inquiries on your behalf, receiving and protecting confidential business information to enable 3E to confirm compliance with specific criteria or regulations, while guarding sensitive trade secrets.
3E will author documents based either on regulatory or industry guidelines or customer requirements. This may include Certificates of Compliance, Material Declarations, Certifications or other document types. When appropriate, these documents may become part of the 3E library.
3E Regulatory Analysts can provide customer specific consulting and advisory services related to supply chain compliance, a product or product type, a specific region or general compliance strategy. 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 and developing content where suppliers are unable to meet information requirements; or creating outbound compliance assurance support.
3E delivers content and provide access to information through its web-based platform, 3ESC, which enables supply chain communications and automated analytics and reporting capabilities. 3ESC serves as a central repository fueled by the content collected from upstream suppliers by 3E's obtainment specialists; 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 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
Each of 3E’s services comes with a variety of options and enhancement modules that can be configured based on a customer’s EH&S information management needs. Contact us for more information today.