Software vendor, Ilog, has introduced a carbon footprint extension that will help companies make environmentally-sound choices when designing and planning their supply chains. Available as an extension for LogicTools’ network design and planning solution, LogicNet Plus 6.0 XE is a key offering in Ilog’s LogicTools Suite of supply chain applications. The new extension helps companies evaluate the impact of various supply chain network configurations and transportation strategies on their carbon footprint, allowing companies to implement green supply chain initiatives.
‘The level of a supply chain’s carbon footprint reflects not only potential current and future liabilities in taxes and offset costs, but may reflect inherent inefficiencies in their operations,’ syas David Simchi-Levi, professor at MIT and product strategy consultant to Ilog. ‘Moreover, the ability to quantify and reduce carbon dioxide may allow companies to earn credits that can be traded with less-efficient companies, as is evident by the 40 billion Euro world-wide market for carbon emission permits in 2007.’