Intertek Launches Global Supplier Management Solution

Intertek introduces supplier management solution to advance global business processes.

Boxborough, MA, April 03, 2013 --( Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, announced the newest addition to their Business Assurance portfolio, Global Supplier Management (GSM). GSM, a Web-based platform, helps companies identify and map their supply chain, minimize risks, and enable visibility into the identities and capabilities of their supply chain business partners.

Global companies are faced with the challenge of obtaining and understanding supplier information. Simultaneously, factors such as risk management, compliance, product traceability, and increased regulations are driving the need for higher-quality information management and transparency. GSM provides a cost-effective supplier management solution that allows companies to quickly and easily find key information on their suppliers; ultimately, providing companies with new efficiencies in order to make more informed decisions.

"Many organizations have difficulty identifying all of their suppliers and properly assessing risk within their supply chain, stated Christophe Liebon, Intertek’s Vice President of Global Supplier Management. “The goal of the [GSM] service is to mitigate supply chain risk through better visibility and decision making. This solution provides a consistent manner in which to evaluate suppliers and reduces time and costs associated with qualifying and on-boarding suppliers.”

Verified supplier data is presented in the form of structured profiles relating to a variety of industry topics such as financial information, business demographics, product quality and safety, security, sustainability and social responsibility allowing companies to better evaluate supplier performance in areas that are critical to their business. The verified supplier profiles provide complete and up-to-date intelligence by incorporating supplier input as well as independent third-party verification.

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About Intertek
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit

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