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Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, 2011/01/17 - Reducing carbon emissions is becoming an increasingly important part of any organisation’s supply chain activities around the globe. ISRetail is helping organisations meet these challenges.
To help carbon emission innovation, ISRetail, a leading supply chain software, warehouse management and RFID system solution and data management provider has just joined the work of the European Supply Chain Institute (ESCI) ‘Supply Chain Carbon Council’
Established in 2007, The Supply Chain Carbon Council works in partnership with global innovators from the technology and strategic advice sectors to tackle the issues surrounding carbon emissions management and reduction.
ISRetail joins the Council as a Lead Sponsor of the multiyear program promoting the application of RFID to ensure accurate tracking of emissions through the supply chain to product level. The program will also be highlighting the application of supporting Data Management technologies.
Data management provides the key to a sustainable supply chain because “If You Can Measure It You Can Manage It.” As a result ESCI believes industry needs to apply more, not less ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to the problem of emissions management. To realise its full business and environmental value, product level carbon footprinting will need to leverage ICT that enables efficient dynamic emissions monitoring and decisions support.
As a result, the project’s aim to use RFID/NFC (near field communication) wireless sensing to bring a high level of visibility to a products emissions output, at all stages in the supply chain will be unrivalled and will looked to be harnessed on a global scale.
“To have an interrogatable label on all products that gives the true real time ‘Emissions Footprint’ of the product is invaluable to business and ultimately the consumer” comments John Connors, CEO of the European Supply Chain Institute.
“With the right education and data management support there is even greater potential for RFID to enable carbon emission tracking, streamline supply chains and in turn reduce emissions through green supply chain initiatives and activities. Consequently ISRetail are delighted to join with the Carbon Council’s RFID/NFC Tracking Carbon Emissions project as their RFID Data Management and Middleware partner” comments Richard Knight, Managing Director of ISRetail UK.
ISRetail (isretail.eu) is one of the leading vendors of warehouse management system and supply chain management and tracking software. It provides web based solutions for professional use enabling customers to improve their inventory management, customer service, communication and supply chain control. ISRetail has over 10 years experience in software development, database management, data capture device integration, interface development and supply chain consultancy. ISRetail’s products and services include logistics productivity improvement consultancy, process improvement services, WPMS warehouse, RFID and supply chain control software all provided as both client-server and Software As A Service (SaaS) solutions.
Their customers include Staples, Jerónimo Martins, Pingo Doce and Frissul. Their head office is in Lisbon, Portugal and they have a UK office working with Juniper Innovations in Wiltshire, England (juniperinnovations.co.uk).
All parties interested in the activities of the Carbon Council or wish to be considered for participation should email John.Connors at Escinst.org or call +353 646685831
The European Supply Chain Institute, ESCI, is a member body that researches areas that have a direct and positive impact on supply chain operations. The Supply Chain Carbon Council is administered by the Institute. The Membership of the Institute is predominantly at Senior Management level and represents cross-industry disciplines.