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Len Simmons

As Technical Director, Len heads up Altius' software business.

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Improved RISQS platform launched for the rail industry

Posted by Len Simmons on Jun 13, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Altius VA have worked with RSSB to deliver a newly improved and modernised Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) platform, which launched on May 1st.

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What are the benefits of SSIP accreditation?

Posted by Len Simmons on May 28, 2018 10:15:00 AM

In this blog, we’ll tackle some of the most common questions regarding the SSIP accreditation, and the benefits of becoming accredited through Altius.

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Tags: SSIP

Snow joke: How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Bad Weather

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Thick snow, gale-force winds, and flooded roads are all inevitable throughout the year.

And unfortunately, all spell trouble for supply chains across the country.

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The importance of supplier compliance and accreditation

Posted by Len Simmons on Feb 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM

It’s not just the end-users that want clarity from suppliers and contractors.

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How will blockchain revolutionise supply chain traceability?

Posted by Len Simmons on Jan 25, 2018 2:34:53 PM

You may already be familiar with the term ‘blockchain’ as the system behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, along with news of the growing impact it is having on the world of finance. 

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What is SSIP?

Posted by Len Simmons on Dec 12, 2017 1:22:05 PM

Founded in 2009, Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an umbrella organisation that facilitates mutual recognition between health & safety prequalification schemes.

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Five steps to save money when managing suppliers

Posted by Len Simmons on Oct 31, 2017 10:11:55 AM

Efficiency, compliance and cost reduction are three of the top business priorities for anyone accountable for managing suppliers.

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Fortune 150 company praises Altius’ supplier compliance software

Posted by Len Simmons on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Altius have continued to help business globally with their supplier compliance, following the work the Altius team have been doing alongside a Fortune 150 consumer packaged goods company, based in the USA.

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Press Release: Altius VA join forces with RSSB to deliver improved RISQS

Posted by Len Simmons on Jun 27, 2017 3:19:47 PM

Altius VA and Capita are excited to announce that they will be joining forces with RSSB to deliver an improved railway industry supplier qualification service (RISQS) through a phased integration period over the coming months.

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How do you evaluate a new supplier?

Posted by Len Simmons on Jun 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Identifying new suppliers to work with is always a hard decision to make. Even the combination of a recommendation from an industry colleague, and the supplier’s ability to showcase their capability, isn’t enough to make you sure that the new partnership will be successful.

While many companies take a calculated risk by appointing a new supplier, unsure whether problems will occur further down the line; there is a three-step framework that can help companies better appoint new suppliers – and ensure they are meeting standards long into the future.

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