Supply chain data management
Managing product and supplier data to provide real-time intelligence on products and suppliers is key to building trust with your customers and making better business decisions.
Getting sustainability information on your products and supply chains is one challenge. The other is recording that data in a way that is accessible, provides a single source of the truth and reports in formats that are directly relevant to your customers and your procurement, sales, marketing and environmental teams without the usual work arounds required by existing business systems.
Newleaf have developed a bespoke database that records all environmental attributes of products as well as assessments of the sustainability and business performance of suppliers. Our web-based platform is part of our sustainable product and supplier service aimed at providing organisations with a comprehensive solution to implement responsible supply chain and sustainable product programmes across global supply chains.
It has been developed from first principles directly for supply chain data and management to satisfy the needs of end-users - the buying, sales and marketing and environment teams of retailers and suppliers. It does not suffer the multiple workarounds that such systems usually require.
To satisfy the current reporting needs of retailers for each product it holds data on who makes it and the environmental attributes of its packaging and distribution, the material contents and the origins of materials. To satisfy sustainability hotspot identification it holds data on a far wider group of product-related data sets.
It also holds data on supplier's environmental and ethical performance using CSR assessments, governance structures and processes, business certifications and environmental management controls.
We recognise that environmental data and the language of sales and procurement teams don't often mix. That's why the Newleaf platform interprets the source data into product and supplier profiles. Whatever the business specialism of our client they will get bespoke management information.
Newleaf's assessment and verification services also turns that data into business intelligence - and is currently being used to make claims to customers on over 30,000 products, external reporting to the Global Reporting Initiative and to manage supplier performance.