This week we've been looking at supply chain mapping and some of the compexities of delivering it.
ClearChain includes supply chain mapping using a single vendor as the basis, so looking at tiers above it, on the same tier and below it. So far so straightforward.
Where it gets complicated is in establishing the links between those vendors. The move to transparent/published supplier lists will help to an extent because one vendor can select their linked suppliers and factories from a master list. In the meantime we're taking what we think is an innovative approach in ClearChain to establishing those links and maintaining them thereafter.
We're hoping that it contributes to working towards more transparent supply chains, which is one of our goals.