LLamasoft Inc., a developer of supply chain network design software, has added greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) modeling and optimization capabilities to its Supply Chain Guru solution. Further, it says that Chainalytics will use the solution to assist clients in analyzing their carbon-emissions footprint as part of its supply chain network design services.
Guru's GHG modeling reportedly helps users calculate their GHG footprint, to determine where their GHG emissions can be reduced, and to incorporate carbon offset purchases into their cost and footprint calculations.
"Historically, supply chain network design analysis looked at various strategic network alternatives by being able to understand clearly the trade-offs between operating costs and service requirements for each potential network configuration. With the strong emphasis today to reduce the carbon footprint, the ability to incorporate this variable into our future network design analyses will provide our clients with a network that has been looked at from a cost, service and "green" perspective," says Jeff Metersky, vice president of supply chain strategy at Chainalytics.
"Every company worldwide that sources, manufactures or distributes physical materials has the need to manage their carbon footprint and to reduce emissions over time," says Donald A. Hicks, president and CEO of LLamasoft. "A global consensus has been reached, and responsible companies with global brands or sales direct to consumers must act. Our greenhouse gas emissions model provides a robust and complete solution for our customers to determine their carbon footprint and reduce their emissions."
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