Acal BFi UK are JOSCAR accredited

Acal BFi are now JOSCAR accreditedJOSCAR is an accreditation system for the aerospace, defence and security sectors. The system was established following an initiative led by ADS Group and includes a growing number of prime contractors as registered buyers.

The need to manage suppliers in increasingly complex supply chains and a growing national and global regulatory corporate governance and media-savvy environment is essential for short and long-term success.

JOSCAR was created by ADS to help suppliers demonstrate they are 'fit for business', not only in the defence, aerospace, security and space sectors but also other sectors they may be operating in.

It is a cross-sector collaborative solution which will reduce the time, cost, resources and duplication currently needed to provide information to major customers. Holding common supplier data in a central system allows the information to be accessed by all participating buying organisations.

What are the benefits of JOSCAR?

Benefits to buyers
  • Demonstrates to clients and other stakeholders that suppliers are 'fit for business'
  • Immediate access to a single source of accurate, comprehensive and high-quality data
  • Reduced time and cost associated with pre-qualification, assurance and ongoing compliance
  • More effective identification and management of supply chain risks and brand reputation
  • Easier access to opportunities to SMEs
  • Facilitates increased supplier development and performance
  • Enhanced management information reporting on key supplier measures
  • Ability to add bespoke content and integrate with back office systems
Benefits to suppliers
  • Reduced costs and administrative burden associated with pre-qualification, assurance and ongoing compliance
  • Easier identification of business improvement opportunities that can lead to competitive advantage
  • Easier access to the markets represented by ADS, especially for SMEs
  • Availability of guidance and support throughout the accreditation process
  • Confidence in an equal, open and transparent process governed by ADS
Benefits to industry
  • Improved overall standard, quality and performance of suppliers to the industry
  • Encourages innovation and new suppliers, especially SMEs, to enter ADS markets
  • Demonstrates internationally the efficacy of UK suppliers and supply chains
Areas of compliance covered
  • Business continuity
  • Counterfeit products and materials
  • Insurance and third-party certification
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental and sustainability
  • IT security
  • Modern slavery
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Product safety and quality
  • Supply chain

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