Intertek, a global leading provider of quality and safety solution, recently launched the iSupplier Intelligence (ISI) in Thailand, hoping to help businesses here cope with quick changes in the market place.
In his opening speech to "iSupplier Intelligence (ISI) Launch Day", William Quilindo, vice president for Supplier Management, said that today, global vision and market insights are two important attributes that every business should embrace in times of change. For businesses across the supply chain, these are especially important as they need to respond to market changes quickly in order to stay in the competition. Trusted business relationships are also becoming very valuable as supply chains are growing overwhelmingly complex. Suppliers are often faced with the challenge of convincing buyers their trustworthiness, credibility and competencies through different means.
ISI is designed to fill the market gap by enabling verified, trusted and transparent partnerships between buyers and suppliers globally through a single platform. With a global network, connected supply chain relationships and quality information, ISI is set to be the best-in-class sourcing tool.
"Since its launch a year ago, ISI has verified 18,000 quality members and enabled more than 1,000 business matching sessions. For suppliers, ISI is the key to winning the confidence of trusted global buyers. We have been recognized by many leading global brands and retailers, including Coco-Cola, Starbucks, Walmart, Tesco, Philips, Shangri-La Hotel Group, etc."
Quilindo added that Intertek has been working with different industry associations and certification bodies to offer more value-added services and benefits.
"Our recent partnership with the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) enables our silver or above members in the textile and footwear industry to enjoy the double benefit of an ISI membership and a complimentary AAFA membership, which helps them open the door to more than 900 leading brands, representing over 75 per cent of the US apparel and footwear industry," he said.