Various levels of automation and reporting exist for tracking, tracing, and managing the environmental impact of the product life cycle.
Goals and Objectives
Automate life-cycle management and reporting from raw materials sourcing to returns and product end of life for energy, fuel, water use, materials/inventory wastage/nonuse, waste management, cost, recyclability, and experience.
Software systems including ERP, PLM, WMS/inventory, TMS, RFID, sustainability dashboards, repair/recommerce dashboards, IoT, AI, and analytics
Use Case Summary
Improve product experience and reduce costs by automating product life-cycle data and reporting processes for materials sourcing and management (relative to areas such as energy and water usage), factory social practices, transportation and logistics (fuel use/carbon emission, temperature compliance), conversion (relative to how much product goes to waste via spoilage or dead stock, etc.), returns tracking, and final disposal/recycling.