GGC Warehouse Certification

The GGC Warehouse Certification Program certifies an individual warehouse facility’s capabilities and its ability to perform core warehousing functions.
The program provides an industry standard grading methodology that includes facility inspections and process assessments by GGC based on established benchmark and grade warehouse operations against a defined 5 point scale;—poor practice, inadequate practice, common practice, good practice, and best practice.

The GGC Certification program offers a qualitative review that focuses on how work is done. The advantages of GGC approach are:

  • Scoring against a point scale allows you to know exactly how you stack up against the suggested industry standards for warehousing
  • Concrete, practical and actionable benchmarks
  • An unbiased, professional review of warehousing practices compared to industry standards
  • Help in identifying areas for improvement
  • Tools to benchmark against internal and external facilities
  • An approach that provides a holistic, comprehensive review
  • Audit based on warehousing industry standards vetted by industry pros

How is Certification Determined?
Certification is based on audits using the GGC Warehousing & Fulfillment Process Benchmark & Best Practices Guide. The assessment covers eight standard warehousing processes ranging from poor to best practice and covers the common warehousing processes:

  • Warehouse Infrastructure
  • Receiving & Inspection of Grains
  • Grains Handling
  • Storage & Inventory Control
  • Warehouse Management Systems
  • Warehouse Documentation
  • Packaging
  • Delivery

The assessor assign scores to each activity based on a five-point scale—poor practice, inadequate practice, common practice, good practice, and best practice.

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