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    What is supply chain mapping?

    Supply chain mapping is the process of discovering and documenting the precise source of every material, every process and every shipment involved in bringing goods to market.

    It is the foundation of meaningful efforts towards supply chain transformation and transparency.

    A clearer view

    Identify and map your suppliers and component supply chains

    Identify and map every tier of your supply chain from raw materials to finished product using our collaborative platform.

    Gain visibility and make sure all stakeholders are in the know.

    Understand the critical dependencies and potential pinch points.

    Expose risks

    Eliminate data silos and understand total risk

    Capture data from across multiple tiers of your supply chain and automatically be alerted to hidden risks.

    Overlay disaster events in real time to make sure you are aware of any disruption that might interfere with supply or undermine continuity.

    Maximize impact

    Visualize by component, supplier or location

    Customize your display to accurately view supply routes, understand connections, minimize disruption and maximize your impact.

    Overlay country ratings and historical hazard ratings to help you make choices that are better for your business and better for the world.

    SPICCE

    Engage your suppliers and encourage collaboration

    Understand your end-to-end supplier network, deepen partnerships, increase accountability and enable agility

    Identify and map all of your direct and indirect suppliers quickly and easily with an automated cascading invitation system. Provide value and build trust with your suppliers by providing an equal access view down the supply chain for all participants.

    ISO 27001

    Secure and supported

    Maintain full control over data entry, changes and rights to deletion and ensure your information is correct and up to date

    Our multi-lingual support team is on call and available to help 24/5. We will assist with verifying and validating component and supplier information to make sure you get the most from your commitment to transparency.

    Our platform is underpinned by a proprietary ISO27001 certified information security management system, with robust controls to manage handling and storage of data.

    Why is supply chain mapping so important?

    We live in an increasingly interconnected world. From our morning cups of coffee to the clothing we wear, our smart phones and computers to our communications and transport networks, modern life is supported by goods and services from all over the planet.

    Though we may not think about it, nearly everything we consume is brought into existence through a vast matrix of global supply chains, with thousands of individuals and organizations each playing a role in supporting our way of life.

    These complex networks are central to meeting consumer demand, driving economic growth and increasing value, however, because they have so many moving parts, maintaining visibility can prove a difficult feat. This lack of visibility presents an important challenge, if one link in the chain is disrupted, the entire system can come to a halt. Without visibility, it can be nearly impossible to pinpoint where the breakdown occurred and manage the disruption.

    International supply chains offer greater margins, increased efficiency, but beyond the bottom line for any individual company or consumer are a number of increasingly pressing ethical, environmental and economic concerns that cannot be ignored.

    Organizations must be more robust, responsive and resilient than ever before, understanding not only how their decisions impact the balance sheet, but the world at large.

    We believe there is an opportunity to advance positive global change by making better and more informed decisions in supply chains. But better decisions require better understanding, visibility and transparency.

    That's why we are launching the Open Supply Chain Mapping Initiative.

    Component hierarchy

    Managing continuity

    Enable a network of notification

    Capture data from across multiple tiers of your supply chain and automatically be alerted to hidden risks.

    Overlay disaster events in real time to make sure you are aware of any disruption that might interfere with supply or undermine continuity.

    Automatic dissemination

    The platform manages the dissemination of invitations to tier 1 suppliers once a buyer has submitted the top level CBQ, and the supplier engagement and mapping process commences upstream automatically.

    Introducing the new CBQ 2.0

    The CBQ enables the identification of the type of component that is being provided i.e. whether it is COTS or custom. This is a key aspect of the CBQ as it supports the platform's wider risk scoring calculations/algorithms that can also form part of the solution.

    The CBQ also identifies if a component's design or specification is controlled by the buyer or whether this is managed by the supplier.

    Our data collection approach using the CBQ will enable buyers to identify the parts that fall into the relevant categories (custom, joint-designed, conflict mineral) to support the subsequent data analysis and risk assessment process.

    The CBQ and the underlying platform have been designed to link each related CBQ submission to each other through the use of relationship markers to build the unique supply chain for a product and its components. The platform builds the product map as data is input by suppliers and displays the progress in real time.

    Utilizing our own RESTful API, CBQ 2.0 is the fastest and easiest way to traverse your supply chain network!

    CBQ

    The platform provides real time access to the current data collection position and can be accessed by any user that has been given the relevant account privileges.

    The platform monitors whether a supplier has registered, accessed the CBQ and also submitted their data. All of this information is accessible on screen, via our integrated management information capability, via the openscm RESTful API and via a .CSV download.

    The platform builds the supply chain in real time, so each data submission adds to the product supply chain data set and can be immediately viewed by your organization. This means that data can be shared with the supply chain risk program team on an ongoing basis.

    Buyer staff have the option of sending additional platform communications to suppliers to encourage submission or remind them of a nearing submission deadline.

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