Lowering the Supply Chain's Carbon Footprint

Oct. 28, 2009
Solution helps companies evaluate environmental impact of sourcing, production and delivery planning

To help companies leave a smaller carbon footprint from supply chain and logistics operations, ICON-SCM, a provider of supply chain planning and collaboration software, recently announced the availability of its ICON-SCM Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solution.

The solutuion will provide emission planning capability and gives companies insight into how they can make better environmental choices around the complexities of their global supply chain by considering the environmental consequences of their sourcing, production and delivery planning.

"The recent economic downturn has required companies to make continuous
efficiency improvements across their organizations," said J. Spencer Miller, CEO of ICON-SCM. "At the same time, more consumers are considering environmental accountability as part of their purchase decisions. Companies who want to lead the next generation of products and services must include green initiatives as part of their strategic decision-making and operational plans or risk being left behind."

For companies that need to comply with more stringent global environment regulations, the solution will provide a "best-case-scenario" plan which considers multiple, complex factors in their supply chain decision-making, including alternate or multiple manufacturing locations, shipment modes and frequencies.

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