Every company worldwide that sources, manufactures, or distributes physical materials has the need to manage their carbon footprint and to reduce emissions over time
Ann Arbor, MI (Vocus) January 10, 2008 -–
LLamasoft Inc., the leading provider of supply chain network design software, today announced the addition of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions modeling and optimization capabilities to its Supply Chain Guru™ solution.
Employing Guru’s GHG modeling empowers companies to reduce their impact on the environment and improve their “green” credentials. It provides them with the ability to 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.
Chainalytics LLC, the leading provider of advanced analytical supply chain services, will utilize the Supply Chain Guru™ solution from LLamasoft to assist its clients in analyzing their carbon-emissions footprint as part of its supply chain network design services.
”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.” stated Jeff Metersky, Vice President Supply Chain Strategy at Chainalytics.
Supply Chain Guru™ has been established as a market leading product for all supply chain network design needs due to its true and tight integration of Optimization and Simulation technologies. Now, Carbon Emissions have been fully integrated into both Optimization and Simulation and can be directly incorporated into all major network design activities, including site selection, sourcing, transportation, inventory, and production.
“Every company worldwide that sources, manufactures, or distributes physical materials has the need to manage their carbon footprint and to reduce emissions over time,” stated 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.”
The Supply Chain Guru™ GHG model performs three types of analysis, including the ability to:
- Calculate an organization’s existing carbon footprint (calculation of GHG emissions) based on the current supply chain network structure.
- Determine the most cost effective supply chain network design based on user-defined greenhouse gas reduction targets.
- Incorporate Carbon Offsets into cost and footprint calculations to optimize where Carbon Offsets should be purchased and applied.
The development of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions model was driven by LLamasoft’s perception of an emerging and unfulfilled need in the market place. It was a natural evolution in the Supply Chain Guru™ life cycle and provides companies with significant, yet easy-to-use, tools for supply chain analysis.
LLamasoft provides software and expertise to design and modify supply chain network operations. Supply Chain Guru™ is the leading supply chain strategic planning application available in the market today. It enables companies to model their supply chain operations, optimize the structure for cost and profitability, and simulate proposed changes, allowing users to implement their changes with confidence.
Clients use LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru™ to identify major financial and operational improvements in transportation, inventory, sourcing, and production applications.
The privately-held company, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was founded in 1998 as the first company to combine enterprise-level simulation with full-feature network optimization within a single modeling structure. Clients include many of the world’s largest organizations, including ConocoPhillips, Dell, J. C. Penney, Cadbury-Schweppes, and Unilever Corporation.
For more information, visit http://www.LLamasoft.com/Guru_GHG.htm or contact info @ LLamasoft.com.
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