Product + Supply Chain

Let’s go on a journey…from efficiency to reinvention

In a globalized, connected world, your supply chain is the core strategic issue. You have stakeholders all along the value chain and you need to stay one step ahead of the game – anticipating their expectations, protecting your reputation and your license to operate. Manufacturers are under increasing global regulatory and customer demands to produce products that are less toxic and perform better environmentally. Legislation emanating from the European Union, such as RoHS and REACH, and the United States conflict minerals requirements are proliferating to other geographies at a rapid pace. Conducting business in complex supply chains in a socially responsible way has also come into sharp focus.

We know there’s a lot at stake for your business.

We are passionate about efficiency gains that cost effectively embed product environmental performance into your day-to-day business activities and about leveraging gradual operational improvement in your supply chain. We’re even more passionate about reinventing and revolutionizing your entire business process. In a resource constrained world, you need to create more value from fewer resources. Radical innovation helps you achieve new results with your products, supply chain or your whole business model.

We’ve won numerous awards for helping global businesses to engage with suppliers, understand their data and manage their supply chains. We want to keep inventing. Let’s build something new together.

Why Choose Us?

You want deep subject matter expertise and experience.  We “live and breathe” product environmental compliance, life cycle assessment, supply chain management, sustainability, and software selection and implementation, including development of custom tools to address your unique needs. We are industry veterans and understand that you need pragmatic solutions that reduce risk, bring bottom line value, and enhance market access and product sales.

You want to understand your hotspots. Hotspots are a vital tool to help you focus on what matters most to your business: your costs, your risks, your profit. We’ll use sustainability tools and business acumen to help you future-proof your supply chain.

You want to understand your whole product portfolio. We have the technical rigor to carry out detailed product life cycle analysis according to global standards. But we combine this with input/output financial analysis and pioneering hotspot analysis to reveal the full impact of your product range. You don’t have to choose between depth and breadth.

You want to gather and use data.   We will measure and analyze your product environmental compliance and performance improvement. We’ll help you evaluate and implement software that will provide the basis for you to robustly build the business case for compliance verification and data analytics.

You need to measure your impact across metrics. We are recognized for our work on multi metrics including, looking across environmental and social indicators. We carry out integrated assessments for global leaders.

Our Product and Supply Chain Services

Value chain sustainability

  • Supplier performance assessments
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Ecosystem / Biodiversity assessments

Supply chain planning

  • Sales and operations
  • Demand and supply
  • Production and materials
  • Promotions management
  • Inventory management

Sustainable procurement

  • Procurement strategy and policy development
  • Audit and process improvement
  • Responsible Procurement Code certification
  • Supplier engagement and development
  • Capability building and training
  • Management and enhancement of restricted substance lists
  • Responsible sourcing of construction materials and products consultancy, and verification of data (including BES 6001)
  • Linking procurement with carbon footprint and circular economy opportunities
  • Modern slavery review and compliance (get our free guide)

Supply chain design and implementation

  • Customer and product portfolio management
  • Cost to serve
  • Process mapping and design
  • Risk assessment
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)

Product portfolio footprinting

  • Product and supply chain footprinting
  • High efficiency identification of hot spots, reducing impacts and documenting results
  • Life cycle assessment

Product compliance

  • Chemical risk assessment (Prop 65, TSCA, REACH)
  • RoHS, WEEE, energy, packaging, and battery regulations worldwide
  • Integration of efficient compliance into day-to-day business practices
  • Consortium management

Sustainable chemistry

  • Alternative assessment
  • Substitution strategies
  • Green claims management
  • Human and eco-toxicity assessment
  • Life cycle assessment

Conflict minerals and traceability

  • End-to-end compliance with United States SEC Rule
  • Delivering evidence based transparency and conflict-free supply chains
  • Natural resource assessments

Product innovation

  • Sustainable chemistry / material substitution
  • Green and closed loop design
  • Product environmental performance improvement
  • Technology reviews
  • Organizational and regional assessments
  • Ecodesign and innovation for construction products

Materials recovery

  • Materials strategies
  • Material flows and risk assessments
  • Waste collection and reprocessing technology market assessments
  • Infrastructure investment governance, structure and risk appraisal
  • Legislative and regulations guidance
  • Scenario planning and modelling
  • Stakeholder engagement

Waste and resource management

  • Contract procurement and tendering
  • Waste strategy development
  • Waste and recycling collection reviews and designs
  • Hazardous waste management in a circular economy
  • Waste prevention and reuse reviews and designs

Waste treatment and technology

  • Contract procurement and tendering
  • Infrastructure development and investment support
  • Commercial and market due diligence

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