Maintenance of the data of the supplier safety data sheets
To date, there is no exchange format for the electronic exchange of data in safety data sheets. For more than 20 years, efforts have continuously been made to develop an exchange format for this purpose. This has so far always failed due to the complexity of the data, the structural diversity of documents and the problem of a non-existent key phrase library.
There have also been some attempts to evaluate electronically delivered safety data sheets with the help of IT tools and to identify data fields in the safety data sheet and to thus enable an automatic entry into the SAP system. This work has also failed to obtain the desired result. However, the stream of updated safety data sheets of the suppliers is a major problem for many companies. Internal resources are not available to the extent required or needed for more specific tasks. It is not usually noticed whether any current safety data sheets are actually made available. While this is the legal obligation of the supplier, many of these suppliers do not always fulfil their obligations. But often the updated safety data sheets of the suppliers disappear somewhere in the labyrinthine organisation of the company, as they are sent to departments, such as bookkeeping, accounting, etc., and not forwarded.
KFT Chemieservice takes care of your supplier safety data sheet management on a reliable basis. With KFT Control & Care we obtain regularly updated safety data sheets from the supplier in case it fails to do so itself, we review the plausibility of the safety data sheet, clarify outstanding issues with the supplier and maintain the data in your SAP EH&S system. Based on clear rules and agreements, we can also harmonise data from different suppliers and then deposit the supplier safety data sheets in your system with the relevant material. If necessary or desired, we will also update your safety data sheets. The last release is of course carried out by your experienced responsible employees.
Find out what we can offer you in the field of KFT Control & Care for SAP. We are willing to enter into a lasting cooperation in order to solve this challenge in the long term, or we can help you with initial compliance or statutory updates, a field in which, according to our experience, a great many supplier safety data sheets are updated.