Our international strategy and business consultancy with particular focus on the organic sector draws on more than 30 years of industry experience. We advise growers and grower groups, traders, manufacturers and certifiers as well as public and private organisations. Our mission: more sustainability and transparency throughout the food supply chain. Our services are interdisciplinary and tailored to the needs of our customers and project partners. We support you in growing your business activities, carry out market studies, advise you regarding certification and accreditation matters and transfer knowledge by organising conferences and study trips.
Being experts in the field of integrity management solutions, we offer three innovative software tools for various players along the supply chain: grower groups, businesses with contract manufacturing, small certification bodies and traders. Furthermore, as the global sales partner of INTACT, certification and accreditation bodies, private standard setters and companies with complex internal audit structures can consult us to figure out if and how INTACT's worldwide leading audit and certification management software ECERT can help them optimise their processes.
Organic Services is an experienced organiser of conferences and study tours.
Our experts Gerald A. Herrmann and Frank Gerriets are internationally renowened speakers for a broad variety of subjects, including supply chain integrity and food fraud, (organic) regulatory systems, certification management and many more. Well-grounded analyses and the presentation of strategic options with concrete recommendations characterise their entertaining lectures and spreeches.
Do you want to enter a new market or launch a new product? A key success factor is knowing your target market, understanding how it developed over time, and figuring out the business prospects for the future. Sounds like a lot of research to do? We can help you.
Be it country or product related, are you targeting sourcing or consumer markets: we provide you with relevant market analyses. Furthermore, we carry out feasibility studies addressing your specific interests. Our core competency is the organic sector and other markets which are regulated by processes related, public or private quality standards.
You know that your organisation needs to change or adapt, but you don’t know how to tackle it? This is when an outsider’s perspective is invaluable. With the right mixture of business expertise, innovative thinking and realism, we develop tailor-made development strategies for you. Based on a thorough analysis of your status quo, we consult companies as well as authorities in developing precise, measurable and achievable goals and work packages.
Our special focus lies on conducting project development for funded projects. Those usually have an international set up, are scheduled for several years and require all participants to be self-reliant and persistent in working towards the agreed project goals. We don’t shy away from the inevitable amount of involved paperwork, whilst systematically pursuing concrete results that benefit the project purpose. Our activities cover the initial project application right up to the final written report. A recent example is the EU-funded FOODINTEGRITY Project which has just been finished. Since 2018, we are part of the SMARTCHAIN Project, within which our expertise on supply chain integrity is of high value.
The landscape of quality-related regulations with public and private standards can be overwhelming. New labels emerge every year, whilst a lack of harmonisation persists. This makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for companies to tap into new markets. We help your company or organisation finding your way through the jungle of dos and don’ts whilst pursuing your individual business strategy.
Governmental authorities can equally seek our advice on regulatory framework design and implementation for the organic sector. We study institutions involved in organic regulation, their structures, strategies and norms, and recommended tailored tools and strategies that benefit the sector as a whole.
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