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Food Safety

Arla: Real-Time Supply Chain Insight.

Bespoke technology solution brings significant benefits for Arla and their supply chain farmers.

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Key Facts

Arla is one of the world's largest dairy companies and their UK supply chain is reliant on around 2,500 dairy farms spread across the country.

  • 2500

    Arla farms migrated onto a single technology platform.

  • 40+

    Dairy auditors trained and calibrated.

  • 6

    Months from start to finish.

Client Challenge

Arla appointed Lloyd's Register (LR) to drive quality and gain greater real-time insight into their entire milk supply chain and its compliance levels.

How we helped

Over a six-month period, LR migrated over 2,500 Arla farms onto a single technology platform. Simultaneously, LR developed a bespoke off-line audit app for the farm inspections and trained and calibrated a team of 40+ dairy auditors to the new system.

Additionally, due to LR's approach, technology, audit resource and ability to pioneer and pilot  standards, Arla turned to LR to help develop the Arlagården Quality Assurance Programme [Arlagården] in the UK. This programme is now conducted by LR auditors across the country in conjunction with Red Tractor audits.

The impact

Arla now has access to an instant, real-time overview of their dairy farm's compliance status. Through LR's customer portal their management team can gain site specific insights and risks as well as review trends and regional developments to drive continual improvement.

Along with having access to more detailed supply chain information, Arla has also enjoyed greater auditor consistency due to the fact that LR trains and calibrates them to ensure they meet the stringent criteria.

Bespoke solutions also mean the Arlagården not only benefits Arla, but also their supply chain farmers who now only receive one site visit from LR auditors, thereby saving them time, hassle and cost.

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