Sourcing at Nellson LLC

Nellson Blog

Sourcing For Success

Oct 22, 2019

Our customers demand “tier one” quality ingredients, consistent supply and full transparency. And why not? Their brand reputation is on the line. So, we thought we’d give a little breakdown of our sourcing practices and how we make sure you get only the very best.

Quality management

The simplest and most effective way to ensure a reliable supply of quality ingredients is to be selective about with whom we work. To that end, we don’t simply seek out the lowest priced supplier. We target those who meet all of our qualifications and only invite a select few who meet our quality standards. It helps ensure a quality product and a level of service we can all depend upon.

To this end, we insist that our suppliers have a sufficient quality management system in place as our Quality Management & Food Safety team will not approve a supplier that does not have the appropriate infrastructure to deliver consistent quality.

Buying power

As an industry leader, our scale and leverage in key ingredient categories can be a real differentiator. We have trusted suppliers that we frequently turn to for certain ingredients and, in turn, they provide us with better prices that we can then pass on to our customers.

Supply chain

We make it a priority to manage the supply chain from point of origin to finished product. We want to know about our ingredients every step of the way––and it’s a level of transparency that is non-negotiable.

By understanding where our ingredients come from and creating our own systems of supply chain risk management, we’re able to go about our business more efficiently. It means less chance of having to delay production and better partnerships all around.

Sustainability

Today, sustainability is top of mind. It’s important to you and it’s important to your customers.

We pay special attention to employ sustainable sourcing practices for any commodities prone to unethical sourcing––such as palm kernel oil and cocoa. Our top suppliers have employed sustainable sourcing programs, and it gives us all added peace of mind.

Other considerations

Decades of experience have taught us how to navigate the myriad quality, food safety and transparency challenges when sourcing from around the world.

Find out more about how we go the extra mile to provide you with better ingredients. Our expertise and connections around the world are always at your disposal.

Contact us today to start your next project.

Category: Ingredients

Tags: ingredients, sourcing, sustainability