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Smart Innovators: Supply Chain Stewardship Solutions

Date: 14 July 2015

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Executive Summary

Voluntary demands for supply chain sustainability data are increasing from multiple stakeholders, and regulatory requirements, such as the SEC conflict minerals ruling, are steadily mounting. For firms with thousands of suppliers dispersed across the globe, the challenge of capturing accurate data across a range of environmental, social, governance and sustainability issues is a daunting prospect. This report provides an independent analysis of the supply chain stewardship market, based on a review of the solutions of 26 software and managed service providers. Verdantix finds that while these solutions are gaining traction with Fortune 500 firms, vendors need to do more to articulate the value to customers of cost reductions, improved supplier risk management and brand benefits gained from implementing supply chain stewardship solutions.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SMART INNOVATORS: SUPPLY CHAIN STEWARDSHIP SOLUTIONS

Firms Are Under Pressure To Gather Data From Suppliers

INTRODUCING THE SUPPLY CHAIN STEWARDSHIP SOLUTIONS MARKET

Software Helps Firms Collect, Aggregate, Audit And Use Data From Suppliers
Some Providers Offer A Broader Solution To Manage End-To-End Process
Vendors From A Wide Range Of Backgrounds Offer Supply Chain Stewardship Solutions
Vendors Must Make The Business Case For Sustainable Supply Chain Risk Management More Compelling

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Defining Supply Chain Stewardship
Figure 2. Supply Chain Stewardship Coverage Of Vendors
Figure 3. Supply Chain Stewardship Providers Offer A Mix Of Software And Services
Figure 4. Supply Chain Stewardship Providers Have A Wide Range Of Backgrounds

ORGANISATIONS MENTIONED

2degrees, 3E Company, Achilles, Actio, Adidas, AMD, AMEE, Alcatel-Lucent, Anthesis, Aravo, ASDA, Assent Compliance, Bayer, BOMCheck, Celestica, ChainPoint, CMO COMPLIANCE, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, cr360, CSRware, Ecodesk, EcoVadis, Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition, Enablon, EU, European Parliament, Flextronics, Foresite US Group, GE, Gensuite, GSK, Herman Miller, HP, IBM, Kraft Heinz, Intelex, Interface, Johnson & Johnson, Marks & Spencer, Mars, MetricStream, Nestle, Nike, PepsiCo, Premier Foods, Procter & Gamble, Rainforest Action Network, Rivo Software, Sanofi, SAP, SEC, Sedex, Source Intelligence, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Tesco, thinkstep, Unilever, Waitrose, The Wercs