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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:11 PM

Hello, I work for a plastic bag manufacturing company. We produce bags and sell film only, and deal with no organic matter. I am currently working on our approved supplier program and am struggling with how to address our transport/logistics companies. We don't have any contracts with any such companies, but have a few go-to's that we use based on price and history. I am contemplating drafting a contract for these companies, but I also think a certificate of insurance and/or copy of their license from the US Department of Transportation should be sufficient. I would like to add a truck inspection checklist prior to loading, but we are a small company and currently only have one person in shipping and receiving and I am hesitant to create any more work for him. Our product is low risk, and is always shipped in boxes, and double wrapped, in addition to pallet wrap, so there should be no risk of contamination from the truck as is. Any suggestions are appreciated.  Additionally, I am having the same issue with our waste management - we only use the city, as all trash is disposed of by our employees at regular intervals to the waste bins outside. Would I need to obtain a service agreement from them, or how can I address this? 

 

 



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:48 PM

You need to inspect the trailers and document same.

You don't need an aggreement/contract for an outside trash service.

You need to ascertain what controls and training are provided by the transporters to their drivers/handlers and have that documented they have been trained in proper handling of food packaging, etc.


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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:50 PM

And you dont need contracts, simple agreements would be fine


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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:06 PM

You need to inspect the trailers and document same.

You don't need an aggreement/contract for an outside trash service.

You need to ascertain what controls and training are provided by the transporters to their drivers/handlers and have that documented they have been trained in proper handling of food packaging, etc.

 

Thank you for your response, Glen. Would a checkbox on our shipping checklist asking our employee to verify they visually inspected the trailer for cleanliness be sufficient? I can't think of any other important criteria for our particular product. 



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 12:01 PM

Checkbox?

Would that be it?

First question I woild have as an Auditor would be... wahat donthey look for to back up checking off a box.

The answer might include - odors, carrying counter goods such as chemicals, flammables etc that should nor be in thecsame area as the packages, damage in the trailer, pestcand vermin etc

I would nod my head and mark this section of the reporr for not documenting what was actually checked.

Check boxes are so easy to pencil whip.


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 12:02 PM

What do they look for... spell and word program is not working properly - sorry.


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:00 PM

Checkbox?

Would that be it?

First question I woild have as an Auditor would be... wahat donthey look for to back up checking off a box.

The answer might include - odors, carrying counter goods such as chemicals, flammables etc that should nor be in thecsame area as the packages, damage in the trailer, pestcand vermin etc

I would nod my head and mark this section of the reporr for not documenting what was actually checked.

Check boxes are so easy to pencil whip.

 

Got it. As always, thank you so much, Glenn!






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