Paul Valder Consulting Inc.

iCiX North America

iCiX North America

April 19, 2011 08:00 ET

Paul Valder Consulting Partners With iCiX North America to Provide Supplier Food Safety Information Management Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - Paul Valder Consulting Inc., (PVC) of Toronto, Canada (www.paulvalderconsulting.com) announces a strategic partnership with iCiX North America (www.icix.com). Through this partnership, PVC will integrate iCiX solutions as part of a greater managed "turnkey" service offering for retailers and their suppliers.

PVC has built a respected reputation for providing expert safety, quality, traceability and sustainability management services with major retailers and their suppliers. Working with iCiX, PVC is now ideally positioned to better support retailers and their supplier manufacturing facilities. When managing Canadian retailers and their supply chain compliance requirements, such as ISO or the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards, the combined PVC/iCiX solution will provide their clients with a "value-add" approach to their project management, training, and automated web-based real-time reporting needs.

"Paul Valder Consulting has earned its reputation in providing expert food safety consulting and training," said Eva Woo, vice president of marketing, iCiX. "We are delighted they will be using iCiX as the system to support retailers in managing their supplier compliance requirements."

iCiX's industry-wide approach allows retailers and suppliers to securely share certificates and data with all their trading partners. This helps reduce redundancy and costs throughout the supply chain. The iCiX network facilitates the immediate exchange of validated information between trading partners or any designated member, reducing workload and increasing reach and efficiency, within the supply chain. iCiX reduces both the inefficiencies of paperwork and the uncertainty that stems from accurately keeping track of such things as testing results certificates, and other key required documentation, which all helps to manage risk.

About iCiX

Founded in 2003, iCiX North America, LLC (www.icix.com) is a web-based network for analyzing supply chain risk and managing supplier information. iCiX helps retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers share and manage validated information such as quality and validated certifications with trading partners. Currently, over 70,000 facilities utilize the iCiX network, including seven of the top ten retailers and 82 of the top 100 food companies, to manage recalls, incidents, validated certifications, products, test results and much more. Visit www.icix.com for more information.

About Paul Valder Consulting

Founded in July 2009, Paul Valder Consulting Inc. (www.paulvalderconsulting.com) is a globally positioned management-consulting group serving corporations within the food, drug and consumer goods sectors. PVC provides its clients with risk based management programs, which drive safety, quality, traceability and sustainability. Retailers, manufacturers and their supply chains, are able to meet both regulatory and customer driven requirements, which when practically applied remove waste from all processes, while still meeting fundamental business improvements, year after year.

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