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Achilles – Because insight beats hindsight

Achilles has been an audit partner to the UK rail industry since 2001 developing and implementing the high standards of audit the industry requires. We are proud that we continue to lead the way in setting audit standards in this vital and safety-critical industry.

We collect and validate supplier data and mitigate risks globally. This data-driven insight builds more secure, sustainable, better performing supply chains.

With all kinds of stakeholders holding businesses to ever-higher standards, it’s even more important for businesses to have a complete picture of their supply chains – not just in terms of their business performance, but their ethical and environmental standards too. Against this backdrop, our drive to develop and refine our offering has only increased.

We’re working from offices all over the globe, serving a network of over 550 buyers and 100,000 suppliers in all kinds of industries. As such, we’re proud to be part of a truly worldwide community dedicated to raising standards and doing business in ways that benefit everyone.

How we make a difference

Partnership – The world works better when people work together. Our business is built on openness and strategic partnerships. We strive to be clear, honest and realistic. We collaborate with buyers and suppliers to develop supply chain practices and protocols that provide opportunities for everyone involved.

Insight – We are not a research agency simply reiterating data. We believe real progress comes from using data as an intelligent springboard to create opportunity and solve business problems in new, creative and surprising ways.

Perspective – We operate internationally, with almost 30 years of experience behind us. We take the time to understand how businesses and cultural sensitivities differ around the world. We relish the challenges and increasing complexity of international business and are always seeking innovative ways to adapt and improve the service we deliver to our clients.

We believe insight really does beat hindsight. We work in partnership with our customers to improve business performance and sustainability by raising standards across their business and supply chain.

Jay Katzen, CEO

With all kinds of stakeholders holding businesses to ever-higher standards, it’s even more important for businesses to have a complete picture of their supply chains – not just in terms of their business performance, but their ethical and environmental standards too. Against this backdrop, our drive to develop and refine our offering has only increased.

We’re working from offices all over the globe, serving a network of over 550 buyers and 100,000 suppliers in all kinds of industries. As such, we’re proud to be part of a truly worldwide community dedicated to raising standards and doing business in ways that benefit everyone.

How we make a difference

Partnership – The world works better when people work together. Our business is built on openness and strategic partnerships. We strive to be clear, honest and realistic. We collaborate with buyers and suppliers to develop supply chain practices and protocols that provide opportunities for everyone involved.

Insight – We are not a research agency simply reiterating data. We believe real progress comes from using data as an intelligent springboard to create opportunity and solve business problems in new, creative and surprising ways.

Perspective – We operate internationally, with almost 30 years of experience behind us. We take the time to understand how businesses and cultural sensitivities differ around the world. We relish the challenges and increasing complexity of international business and are always seeking innovative ways to adapt and improve the service we deliver to our clients.

Our solutions

SUPPLIER SOURCING AND SELECTION

When assurance isn’t an issue business moves faster – so we’ve created solutions that drive sustainability and improve business performance . Thanks to our rigorous, industry-specific prequalification processes, buyers know they’re choosing from suppliers who can meet their high standards. Meanwhile, suppliers can concentrate on winning contracts without having to prove their credentials.

ONGOING SUPPLIER ASSURANCE

We combine business intelligence with vast amounts of data to build a complete picture of suppliers’ operations, their exposure to risk and what that means for buyers. But we don’t just use our resources for monitoring. We actively help suppliers identify opportunities to improve their operations – leading to longer-lasting, more profitable relationships.

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

From the small details to the big picture, we give buyers clarity. That means they’re never in the dark about the partners they depend on. And by helping suppliers to see themselves the way buyers do, we help sharpen their competitive edge.

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