Kiernan Milling has been ‘encouraging growth’ with animal feedstuffs for over 40 years. The Mill was established in 1979 and is located in Granard, Co. Longford. The state-of-the art Mill is one of the largest of it’s kind in Ireland, producing a wide range of products for the Agricultural Industry.
INTEGRATING EPA REGULATORY COMPLIANCE INTO DAILY ACTIVITIES
Kiernan Milling has been supplying Irish farmers with top quality animal feeds for over 40 years, and is fully approved under the industry standard Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) to meet all Irish and EU legal requirements to manufacture feed. They are also a Bord Bia approved supplier of feed for Egg and Poultry producers. To maintain this they have a dedicated quality assurance team monitoring every aspect of production, starting at the point of intake, following right through production, and working with the sales team to ensure that customers get the very best feeds for their needs.Kiernan Milling required a solution integrated into their daily activities, to continually monitor all regulatory compliance requirements for (Environmental Protection Agency – EPA, ISO and Universal Feed Assurance System – UFAS), and capture all associated evidence. In addition, they wanted all identified non-compliances managed to conclusion paperlessly in a single system, and not dependent on any individual. It was important that information would be always available for reporting and that the system allowed paperless support for external audits. They also required a solution that allowed audits to take place while walking around the mill as well as providing customised workflows to align with the business operating procedures.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTION MONITORS EPA REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Kiernan Milling selected the VERTHOS Digital Workflow Platform from Checksolo, based on its flexibility and simplicity to align with the specific compliance workflow requirements of their standard operating procedures. The solution was configured to deliver the EPA, ISO and UFAS compliance audits and also supported a 3-tier non-compliance action register for escalation.
VERTHOS is supplied on a SaaS basis, providing a fully configurable compliance platform, that automates the internal compliance audits and action tracking. The VERTHOS solution provides both a browser-based web app and a native mobile app version of the application to allow audits to be easily performed throughout the mill environment.
“VERTHOS provides us with a fully managed unified compliance environment configured to our specific requirements. Compliance audits are automatically scheduled, ensuring that all compliance activities are integrated into our daily activities. The solution delivers compliance reports in a paperless environment that has been externally audited successfully by EPA and ISO. The system is easy to use, is completely transparent, and brings confidence and resilience to our compliance operations. It improves accuracy of data capture while significantly reducing the time spent on compliance activities.”
Thomas Mayne Quality Manager, Kiernan Milling.
ABOUT Kiernan Milling
Kiernan Milling was established in 1979 and is located in Granard, Co. Longford. It is a family run business and one of the largest milling companies in Ireland, has been supplying the agricultural market with animal feedstuffs since 1980. During this time Kiernan Milling has built and maintained a reputation for producing quality animal feeds by using only the best raw material, along with our innovative milling processes and the latest nutritional research.
Checksolo DAC develops and supplies the VERTHOS Digital Workflow Platform (DWP) – an enterprise level ‘no-code’ configurable system. VERTHOS DWP is deployed across a range of industries including Healthcare, Medical, Facilities Management and Agri Foods. Checksolo provide VERTHOS on a SaaS basis with no IT infrastructure requirements and same or next day deployments.
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