Responsibility and Profitable Opportunity
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
In all sectors, quality and costs, the traditional competitive differentiators have become broadly similar across many suppliers. One way in which companies can differentiate themselves, reduce costs and improve service is to consider the environmental, social as well as economic factors relating to their supply chain.
The publication of the "Smart 2020" report by the Climate Group and the Global e-sustainability Initiative (GeSI), confirmed, to some extent, what we already knew. The ICT industry is the most likely key player in creating a low carbon society and could do a lot more to help push the world in this direction by 2020.
Sustainability Virtual Summits: Smart BizOps explores how corporations can reduce their environmental impact and become more socially responsible, while maintaining or even improving financial bottom lines. More specifically, it discusses what solutions, Technologies, Services and innovations the ICT sector can offer to help other industries mitigate their gas emissions and carbon footprint across their core business processes.
- Product Life-Cycle Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Logistics and Transportation
The Sustainability Virtual Summits: Smart BizOps also presents the Environmental Compliance Regulations and Standards that are critical to ensuring market access for most products and serves as a foundation for corporate sustainability initiatives.
A Groundbreaking Virtual Event Series
Sustainability impact areas addressable by ICT - discussed at the Sustainability Virtual Summits
In its most recent report, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has identified that in total, ICTs could deliver approximately 7.8 GtCO2 of emission savings in 2020. This represents 15% of emissions in 2020 based on a BAU estimation. But as important, in economic terms, the ICT enabled energy efficiency translates into approximately $950 Billlion in cost savings.
Second Sustainability Virtual Summit Conference and Exposition
Smart Product Life-Cycle Management
This session will present the ICT led solutions and practical examples that will allow engineers and designers:
- To ensure that all materials and energy inputs and outputs are as inherently non-hazardous as possible.
- To prevent waste rather than to treat or clean up waste after it is formed.
- To separate and purify operations to minimize energy consumption and materials use.
- To design products, processes, and systems to maximize mass, energy, space, and time efficiency.
- To target durability rather than immortality
- To meet needs and minimize excess
- To minimize material diversity
- To integrate material and energy flows
- To design products, processes for performance in a commercial "afterlife."
- To use renewable rather than depleting material and energy
Smart Supply Chain Management
This session will present the ICT led solutions and practical examples that will allow Supply Chain strategists and managers to:
- Conceive and execute a sustainable supply chain strategy
- Seek the most pragmatic solutions ( applications, services and processes) for:
- In-Store Logistics
- Collaborative Physical Logistics
- Reverse Logistics: product recycling, packaging, recycling, returnable assets
- Demand Fluctuation Management
- Identification and Labeling
- Efficient Assets: Energy, Vehicles, Buildings
- Measure the results and return on investments
Smart Logistics and Transportation
This session will provide participants with practical examples and ICT led solutions to:
- Re-think their logistics processes
- Optimize and control inventory to reduce vehicle miles
- Model and optimize distribution network design
- Track efficiency against business performance
- Standardize, monitor and account
- Tag and track inventory, stock and other items
- Information systems to understand optimal routes and vehicle's efficiency behavior
- Information systems to provide the driver with real time information about the vehicle's efficiency
- Real time fleet tracking
- Transform their transportation and logistics processes
- Vehicle and load management systems
- Reverse logistics to allow the back-loading of vehicles
- Apply systems thinking from production to consumer to end of life
- Protocols for system interoperability
- Route optimization standards and software