IFS Faces - Stephan Tromp
The Face behind IFS
My name is Stephan Tromp, and I am both managing director at IFS and deputy secretary-general of the German Retail Federation HDE. I have built up IFS's business case from the very beginning with representatives from German and French retail companies and certification experts from the field.
Digitalisation made by IFS
Futher supportive services and tools from IFS
Besides the software, IFS offers the certified sites more tools. The IFS App Audit Manager is an excellent example of that. With this app, they can plan, perform, and follow up on internal audits.
Also, we have developed digital services to support quality managers in their risk management. The IFS Trend Risk Monitor appears when they go into the IFS Database. It gives its users a comprehensive overview of alerts sorted by product scopes and hazards and allows them to monitor issues in their supply chain more effectively. It may sound a bit futuristic, but here, we use a system based on artificial intelligence. My claim is not to stand still but to continuously integrate the latest advances into the IFS Tools to always be at the cutting-edge of technology . The IFS Trend Risk Monitor is a complimentary free service we offer. The monthly Trend Risk Report supplements it.
Finally, I would like to mention our latest tool, the IFS Pathway. It is a unique platform that offers many technical resources. It supports IFS Global Markets assessed companies as they progress to the next level. It also assists businesses already IFS certified or preparing for their initial certification to an IFS Standard. Also, this is a free service we offer together with over 50 supportive partners.
Future of IFS
Learn more about the IFS Standards here: https://www.ifs-certification.com/index.php/en/standards
Inform yourself about the IFS Tools here: https://www.ifs-certification.com/index.php/en/tools