Measure the sustainability impact of your supply chain

By Johan Zandbergen | May 01, 2015
Johan Zandbergen

iStock_000019046733XSmallNowadays, stakeholders hold companies largely responsible for what happens in their chain, leading more and more companies to set ambitious sustainability goals, not only for their own operations but for the whole supply chain.

With not only sustainability in mind, but also quality management, food safety and tracking & tracing, companies are collaborating more and more by connecting and sharing data along the chain. Connected supply chains have better control of chain processes, and they gain crucial insights across the chain to see if reality lives up to expectations and objectives.

Being in control of supply chain sustainability

Many supply chain managers depend on ChainPoint for this task. ChainPoint connects retail, producers, suppliers, farmers, farmer aggregations, certifiers, labs, monitors and assessors to name just a few. It lets supply chain managers stay on top of their sustainability, quality and safety goals by analysing data and delivering critical chain information through personalised dashboards, automatic management reports and notifications, meaning managers can react very quickly to events that are even far along the chain.


ChainPoint has extensive experience in many long and international supply chains in many commodities.


New perspectives in data analyses

Although extremely important, this is only half the value of data that comes from a connected supply chain. This data has so much more to tell us. If only there was an easy way to tap into that data and get immediate answers to new questions that have never been considered before… questions about business trends and opportunities, about profitability and performance, about local variances and regional developments, and so on. 

Until recently, answering these new, unforeseen questions was the sole domain of Business Intelligence specialists, putting answers way out of reach for most business and supply chain managers. 

ChainPoint Analytics changes this. Without any special training, managers can slice, dice join, filter and, above all, visualise data to discover new perspectives about their chain that would otherwise never been seen. A manager of an agricultural supply chain may, for example, discover that in some climates, after an initial two years, certain farming techniques yield high volumes of quality products using less water and no harmful pesticides. This knowledge can then be used to convince and assist other farmers to develop improvements that benefit the supply chain as a whole.

ChainPoint Analytics technology puts supply chain data squarely in the hands of business managers, where it can easily be viewed, sliced and diced from all angles. Managers will benefit from the many new insights ChainPoint Analytics brings, for instance visualising the sustainability impact of their operations throughout the supply chain.

See ChainPoint Analytics in action

What valuable information is hidden right now in your own supply chain? Why not find out by putting ChainPoint Analytics to the test with your own supply chain data. Simply contact us and we will prepare a fully functional trial version that will unlock new perspectives across your whole supply chain.

You can also download our whitepaper first, to give you some guidelines on how to achieve sustainability insight.

Download our sustainability impact solution paper  

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