Unilever is using a new app from Muddy Boots Software, a provider of quality assurance and compliance solutions for the food supply chain, to gain immediate access to sustainability achievements from its suppliers.
The Greenlight Assessments iPad App enhances Muddy Boots’ existing Quickfire system by offering a portable data collection solution and enables businesses to collaborate with their suppliers on any type of audit or assessment, allowing information to be shared both up and down a supply chain.
Josh Snook, business development manager at Muddy Boots, said: “The complex nature of the food industry dictates that many of our customers across the supply chain are required to complete lengthy assessments in order to satisfy their customers’ requirements. It is our job to simplify this process whilst maintaining rigour and data integrity.
“Quickfire is very good at allowing organisations to collect and share large amounts of data effectively, but the addition of the Greenlight Assessments iPad App will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for our customers and their suppliers to complete this process.
“Now, our Quickfire customers are able to complete audits and assessments easily from any location, without the need for Internet connectivity, using an intuitive touch-screen platform.”
Unilever’s David Pendlington, procurement operations director, said: “The Greenlight Assessments App from Muddy Boots provides another simple and flexible way for Unilever suppliers to collect data. Using the App, assessments can now be completed when travelling or during farm visits, making data collection and submission a more efficient and streamlined process. This means that Unilever can view supplier sustainability achievements without delay. Partnerships with our suppliers are key to us delivering the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and this is another step in the right direction.”
The app is available free of charge and was released to the App Store at the beginning of February 2014.
“We have been delighted with the positive feedback so far,” concludes Snook, Muddy Boots Software.