Supplier Traceability: The Importance of Supply Chain Mapping Exercises

Published 20th March 2019

The Value of Supply Chain Mapping Exercises

In order to implement truly robust chemical management systems, businesses need to understand supplier traceability in their supply chain. Typically, brands and retailers will have reasonably good visibility of their Tier One (T1) providers but limited to no visibility thereafter; mitigating supplier risk and being able to respond quickly to chemical non-compliances is dependent upon having visibility of all tiers of the supply chain. At Eurofins | BLC, our experience has shown that for each T1 supplier there are usually 10 others that may not be visible.


Supplier Traceability from Eurofins | BLC

A clear and comprehensive understanding of a supply chain enhances the strategic planning process; Eurofins | BLC have developed a supply chain traceability tool to provide key support in identifying, assessing and mapping the materials supply chain. Mapping is an important strategic tool in uncovering potential supply chain sensitivities. Crucially, our traceability system employs a unique visual mapping tool to aid buyers, technologists, compliance and sustainability staff, amongst others, in understanding their supply network. The data is presented in a clear and user-friendly format, with the goal of enabling the quickest insight for all stakeholders.

Although known for being experienced in the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC can also provide supply chain mapping for other materials such as; textiles, synthetics, rubber, plastic, metal, wood, paints, pigments and other chemicals to provide comprehensive supplier traceability for every element of a product.


More Information on Supply Chain Mapping

To find out more about Eurofins | BLC including their supply chain mapping capabilities please visit the website, call +44 (0)1604 679999 or email


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