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Integrating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Data with Consumer Packaging : A Project Discussion With EDI Mapping Concepts for the Retail Supply Chain

  • Integrating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Data with Consumer Packaging : A Project Discussion With EDI Mapping Concepts for the Retail Supply Chain

In the aisles of U.S. stores, consumers wield vital information—cigarette warnings, nutritional facts—yet lack crucial details: kgCO2e values, disclosing a product’s environmental impact. This book explores the need for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) ratings and proposes a solution—integrating GHG data seamlessly into Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for retail supply chains.

Discover a transformative integration looping GHG values into invoices and purchase orders, enabling end-to-end tracking of environmental impact. Advocating for transparency empowers consumers to align purchases with sustainability goals. The integration of GHG data into EDI offers operational efficiency, risk mitigation, consumer trust, and cost savings for retailers and distributors.

The journey begins by setting the stage, examining the imperative for retail to adopt GHG ratings, and delves into the history and evolution of supply chain technologies. Chapters guide readers through the intricacies of EDI, providing examples and proposing methods to manage kgCO2e values effectively from project management, estimating and B2B integration in support of a circular supply chain. The book outlines how executives can lead conversations on integrating environmental impact data into supply chain processes.

Join the movement toward a greener future, where retailers, armed with GHG data, play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable retail landscape. This groundbreaking book unveils a potentially useful GHG Loop for B2B systems, using a T-shirt supply chain as a case study.

Join the T-shirt supply chain scenario as a supplier sends an EDI 810 invoice, triggering a seamless integration process incorporating kgCO2e values. Dive into integrating ERP components, sustainability reporting tools, and downstream systems, unraveling complexities in categorizing T-shirts, handling substitutions, and managing customizations.

The book proposes a unique feedback loop for value addition, emphasizing consistently updating modified product details, including kgCO2e values, enabling consumer packaging to be created at any stage. Explore integration’s touchpoints, breaking down each step, and identifying potential challenges and solutions.

In a detailed examination of EDI 810 and cXML invoices, the book introduces a GHG rating loop segment method. Walk through embedding environmental data into these B2B formats, ensuring transparency and accuracy.

Discover the order of integration, from critical systems like inventory management to less critical ones. Delve into an example estimate, showcasing the nuanced understanding of the environmental footprint associated with each product.

The book extends exploration into EDI 850 Purchase Orders, demonstrating how the GHG rating loop segment method can be applied, providing clarity on correlating GHG data with specific products consistently across various systems.

For those dealing with complex products, the book offers guidance on adapting the GHG rating loop segment method to accurately aggregate GHG-related data. Learn how to track and report GHG data for the entire product assembly with transparency.

This books is for retailers and suppliers seeking to champion environmental responsibility. From operational efficiency to consumer trust, discover the myriad benefits of integrating GHG data into EDI for a greener, more sustainable future.


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