Here at JVR Consultancy, we have a reputation as one of the United Kingdom’s most reputable and accomplished compliance advisory consultancies.
There’s no doubting that technological advancements in the transportation sector have made it easier for people and commodities to move from one area to another in a timely manner.
The fact is that whether people or material things are transported, it is critical that the entire route be secure and trustworthy.
It is particularly possible for purchasing organisations in the rail industry to accomplish this by ensuring that the suppliers they use are legal and that they only utilise high-quality parts, components, and accessories when purchasing. Achilles Link-Up provides a method for rail companies to achieve this goal.
What Is Achilles Link-Up and How Does It Work?
Achilles Link-Up is a new supplier registration and pre-qualification system that was developed by Achilles. It provides buyers in the rail industry with access to the most up-to-date validated supplier information and ensures that they may procure while remaining compliant with all applicable UK legislation and guidelines.
At the time of writing, purchasers in the rail industry in the United Kingdom could only receive assurance services through the RISQS. Achilles Link-Up, on the other hand, has lately been recognised by the RSSB as a legitimate alternative to RISQS for rail industry purchasers.
Achilles Link-Up began birth in 1997 as a supplier registration and pre-qualification system for the transportation industry, and it has grown to become much more. As of today, Achilles Link-Up provides rail sector buyers with a cutting-edge and individualised approach to supplier assurance that is unparalleled in the industry.
What Are the Advantages of the Achilles Link-Up System?
Achilles Link-Up provides a wealth of benefits to buyers and suppliers in the rail industry, including the following:
Network Rail has given their approval.
If purchasing organisations in the rail industry in the United Kingdom want to ensure compliance with RSSB Standards and other industry standards, they must eventually operate with recognised suppliers. This assures that all safety-critical items, works, and services are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and are legitimately provided.
Achilles Link-Up is the only independent supplier of registration and pre-qualification systems that has been approved by the RSSB (at the time of writing). In addition to RISQS, which will be managed directly by RSSB starting in August 2021, there are two other programmes.
Access to 50,000 Suppliers in a matter of minutes
Although it is not a secret that the RSSB has tough requirements for vendors, there are certain expectations that suppliers must achieve before they can be certified as suppliers.
In addition, Achilles Link-Up allows customers such as GWR and MACE to quickly and easily connect with more than 50,000 suppliers from a wide range of areas and industries, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Support for Multiple Languages
Another advantage of adopting Achilles Link-Up is that the system is capable of supporting a variety of languages. It is primarily designed to handle the English language, but it also includes support for nine more European languages in order to better serve international consumers and vendors.
Buyers and suppliers may do business with a single point of contact.
Working with a variety of systems is a hurdle that purchasing organisations in a variety of industries must overcome. It might take a significant amount of time and effort to qualify potential suppliers if buyers must do their research on many platforms.
For the same reason, if suppliers in most industries want to attract procurement teams, they will almost always need to operate with a variety of systems. Achilles Link-Up, on the other hand, provides a centralised platform where buyers and suppliers in the rail industry may communicate and collaborate.
What is the procedure for auditing?
Finally, one question that suppliers who are new to Achilles Link-Up are likely to ask is, “How does auditing function with the system?”
The Achilles Link-Up audit is carried out in accordance with the Network Rail Level 2 Manual NR/L2/SCO/302 – Supplier Qualification Requirements, which may be found on their website. Suppliers are subjected to audits in accordance with one or more appropriate audit modules.
Who We Are
JVR Consultancy is one of the best compliance consulting firms in the UK. Many of our clients appreciate the top-notch, fully integrated Management Systems we develop, implement, and support. Our system is an integrated system covering health, safety, environment, human resources. We provide HR procedures, which many companies overlook, particularly smaller ones. We also provide support for meeting ISO standards, various security systems and handling drug and alcohol testing of your personnel.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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