Friday, August 28, 2020

Warehousing Association Makes Digital Self Audit Tool Available

New System Goes Live in September
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UK – Next month the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is scheduled to roll out a new digital self-audit system that will enable new and existing members to evaluate compliance, quality and continuous improvement, in turn allowing them to manage business risk effectively, while ensuring UKWA standards are being met.

The new tool, which is currently being piloted prior to go live in September, has been developed by a UKWA steering group drawn from the management board, working in partnership with rradar, a specialist law firm that combines legal expertise with digital tools to manage, advise and deliver business solutions to reduce commercial and legal risk. Peter Ward, UKWA CEO is enthusiastic about the development, saying:

“As the UK’s leading trade association for warehousing and logistics, part of our mission is to drive up industry standards, UKWA members have always been audited, but this new digital system will enable regular monitoring across a range of criteria, ensuring that the highest quality standards are not only achieved but also maintained.

“Regular self-auditing will help members remain compliant, identify and respond to any areas of concern and ultimately enable them to demonstrate to customers that their business operates to the required standards. UKWA’s new self-audit system is an exciting milestone for us and an important reflection of our commitment to supporting members in meeting the demands of the digital world.”

This and other warehousing news can always be found in the UKWA’s monthly magazine ‘Newsrack’ available to download HERE.