The Impact of Visibility on Supply Chain Sustainability

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By Tancred Taylor | 4Q 2021 | IN-6362


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In early November, European Transportation Management Systems (TMS) provider Transporeon launched its Carbon Visibility module, the aim of which is to aid shippers and third-party logistics (3PLs) to measure accurately their environmental transportation footprint. The module piggybacks off the current trend for greater sustainability within supply chains, which has become a growing talking point at least among enterprise customers responding to customer and regulatory drivers, in particular after the Glasgow COP26 conference. Suppliers of real-time transportation visibility, such as FourKites with their Supply Chain Sustainability Dashboard in April 2020, are among some of the software vendors offering dashboards to bring visibility into this aspect of the supply chain—little exposed or optimized despite the heavy emissions from the freight transportation sector. Similarly in the case of Transporeon, it is Sixfold, the real-time transportation visibility platform with which Transporeon merged in 2020, that is allowing the launch of the Carbon Visibility module, providing as it does a more …

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