DQS at “transport & logistic”, Qualified Carrier and TAPA
The world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management is “transport logistic”, and it acts as the business platform for and driving force behind the global logistics and transport industry, as well as a comprehensive conference program. Held every other year in Munich, Germany, this year’s fair featured more than 2160 exhibitors from 62 countries, as well as more than 60,000 visitors from 120 countries. One of these exhibitors was of course DQS GmbH, personally represented by colleagues from the Competence Center Logistics and the Marketing & Communication team.
One of the key points of interest for visitors at the DQS booth was the recent cooperation of DQS GmbH with the Spanish market leader for internet-based freight platforms Wtransnet on qualislogistics.com, a new freight exchange with exceptionally high standards of quality. The new platform is accessible only to those freight companies that have demonstrated their reliability in a qualified certification audit. For small freight carriers looking for an entry-level certification that can be achieved with a certain amount of effort, this cooperation also includes the “Qualified Carrier” Seal, which is also honored by the German freight transport association BGL, equivalent to their own Trusted Carrier program.
Transported Assets Protection Association (TAPA) has authorized DQS to perform audits and issue certificates according to their FSR and TSR supply chain security standards in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
• FSR – Facility Security Requirements - For secure warehouse options and distribution centres
• TSR - Trucking Security Requirements - Protecting high value goods in transit.
Both FSR and TSR specify the minimum acceptable security standards for high value assets moving through the supply chain and the methods to maintain those standards. TAPA Security Standards are a valuable quality and security benchmark for manufacturers to use as part of their selection of logistics partners.
After the fair, Ralf Grobusch, DQS GmbH Director for Audit Systems, summarized: „This was a well-prepared and highly visible participation, thanks to the two dedicated teams. DQS was highly sought-after for discussions and commenting, in interviews and during the conference. We generated interest outside the fair itself, too, reporting live from a training container set up by our customer Hoyer, and in our social media channels. We also made a lot of new contacts that will be analyzed and intensified now.”
Just before the fair, the Competence Center Logistics was proud to announce having won General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG – GLS Germany for short – for audits according to ISO 9001:2015 und ISO 14001:2015, as well as HACCP and GDP. „With GLS Germany we have secured one of Germany’s leading parcel and express service provider for our core business services. During the talks we also met with much interest in our 2nd party services, such as subcontractor audits and Qualified Carrier", states Ralf Grobusch confidently.
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