Pressure is mounting for measurable progress in supply chain transformation to achieve an environmental and socially sustainable end-state and to do so with an unprecedented level of transparency. The opportunities to be derived from sustainable transformation include:
- Enhanced brand value
- Product and service innovation
- Increased revenues
- Improved employee retention
- Reduced cost and operational risk mitigation.
The consequences of inaction carry not only substantial brand and capital market risk, but also the risk of severe disruptions to the supply of materials, goods, and services needed to service market demand.
Competing economic priorities, shifting geopolitical dynamics, slow development of government regulations & incentives, and the lack of common and consistent international measurement and reporting standards impede meaningful action. Government mandates for accurate carbon accounting and supply chain transparency are increasingly likely and most enterprises are not well-prepared to comply, even though such changes will have a significant positive impact on their business. The supply chain transformation challenge is larger than any one company – entire industries and sectors need to engage collectively in driving the systems-level transition in all dimensions of sustainability.
o9 will leverage its core technology, the Digital Brain to enable the sustainability transformation of companies and their supply chains
o9 will leverage and extend its Digital Brain platform with innovations designed to serve as a foundational enabler of our customer’s journey of sustainable supply chain transformation. New capabilities will guide customers as they progress through the stages of maturity in the transformation process, from gaining basic situational awareness to intelligent network analysis and design and, ultimately, to E2E supply chain visibility, collaboration, and circularity. Environmental and social sustainability attributes and measures will be embedded in all core processes in the o9 platform, leveraging the Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG), analytics, AI and market intelligence capabilities to create high-impact use cases. o9’s modeling capabilities will enable rapid assimilation and deployment of new sustainability standards and metrics as they continue to evolve. o9 will build out these capabilities engaging customers and partners in creating the environmentally and socially sustainable supply chains that will benefit all of humanity.
Sustainability is a critical topic in every supply chain transformation. As governments impose regulations and NGO standards gain broader adoption, organizational processes and performance metrics must shift to meet changing requirements and societal expectations.
Supply chain sustainability leaders have embraced this need. They already see that their investments in greener supply chains create significant benefits such as a lower cost-of-capital, superior equity market returns, easier access to new markets and better risk management. However, traditional supply chain planning technology vendors have been slower to act on the sustainability imperative, with very few sustainability-enabling capabilities included in product roadmaps.
What o9 will do for its clients
o9 is different. At the core of our corporate values are protecting our planet, improving livelihoods, the human condition, and enabling our customers to find the most sustainable ways to run their businesses. Our new sustainability solutions put that into practice by embedding environmental and social sustainability attributes and measures across all core processes in o9’s platform.
That includes using the o9 Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG), analytics, AI and market intelligence capabilities to empower high-impact use cases as we guide customers through the stages of transformation maturity—from gaining situational awareness to intelligent network analysis and design and, ultimately, to multi-echelon supply chain visibility, collaboration, and circularity. Our cloud-based platform and AI/ML-based modeling capabilities will also enable rapid assimilation and deployment of new sustainability standards and metrics as they continue to evolve.
Leveraging the o9 Digital Brain as part of sustainable transformation can enhance brand value, drive product and service innovation, increase revenues, improve employee retention, and reduce cost and operational risk mitigation.