Granby achieves ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices standard
As we continue to grow our involvement with public sector procurement of 3PL services, we’re pleased to confirm that Granby has met the required standards of ISO 13485 Medical Devices.
This is the standard that manages quality throughout the life cycle of a medical device. It’s a mandated accreditation requirement for Lot 3b: Kitting and Fulfilment Solutions and Services of Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (R6282), a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework agreement.
Putting 3PL at the heart of public sector projects
Joanne Kimber, Granby’s Managing Director, said: “We’ve been a supply chain partner for many public sector projects, including those that involved medical devices. Gaining ISO 13485 means we are better placed to support health sector clients with their medical device requirements.
“Having logistics experts at the heart of things also brings significant benefits and added value. We have exceptional warehousing facilities with a warehouse management system that we continue to invest in.
“We can track assets from despatch and control a reverse logistics process. Our fulfilment system makes it easy for our public sector clients to order what they need and check on performance data in real time.”
“Having logistics experts at the heart of things brings significant benefits and added value.”
Granby is unusual in that it vets, hires and trains its own bank of production staff. This means there’s less staff turnover and the teams working on a project are always up-to-speed with the requirements of a particular job.
“ISO 13485 Medical Devices is a very difficult standard to get,” Joanne said. “We were required to prove that we have extremely robust processes and procedures in place. We underwent a rigorous external audit.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved. Everyone at Granby has supported this goal and put a huge effort into getting here in a short timescale.”
CCS Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282)
Granby is a named supplier on the following Lots of the CCS framework agreement Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282):
- 3a: Storage
- 3b: Kitting and Fulfilment Solutions and Services
As a named supplier:
- We comply with Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) 06/21 Carbon Net Zero (CNZ) by having a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) in place
- Our commitment to Social Value was evaluated as part of the tender process, with 10% of the commercial evaluation being allocated to this important topic
- We have ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials accreditation
Read the full benefits of procuring via the CCS framework and email CCS if you’d like further information.
You can also view the full details of the agreements and Lots we can supply on our CCS supplier page. There, you’ll see that we’re also a named supplier on the Logistics and Warehousing framework (RM6074).
If you’d like to talk to us about 3PL procurement in the public sector, including projects we’ve worked on previously, please get in touch with Granby.
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