SINGAPORE: NXP Semiconductors, the world leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) chip technologies has just joined the work of the European Supply Chain Institute (ESCI) ‘Supply Chain Carbon Council’.
Established in 2007, The Supply Chain Carbon Council works in partnership with global innovators from the technology and strategic advice sectors to tackle the issues surrounding carbon emissions management and reduction.
NXP is joining the Council as a Lead Sponsor of the multi-year program that promotes the application of wireless technologies such as RFID and NFC, to the problem of accurately tracking emissions through the supply chain to the product level. The program will also highlight the application of supporting Data Management technologies.
The ability of RFID and NFC-enabled applications to bring higher levels of visibility to products emissions output at all stages in the Supply Chain is evident and should be harnessed on a global scale.
“To have an interrogatable label on all products that gives the true real time ‘Emissions Footprint’ of the product is invaluable to business and ultimately the consumer,” comments John Connors, CEO of the European Supply Chain Institute.
“NXP is fully committed to preserving the environment and so we are pleased to join the Supply Chain Carbon Council“, said Chris Feige, General Manager, tagging and authentication, NXP Semiconductors.
“Based on our advanced RFID and NFC IC solutions we can provide substantial system know-how to further improve the visibility of product emissions in the supply chain on a global level. The RFID tagging of printed circuit boards for example, would enable businesses and consumers to clearly determine the environmental footprint of consumer electronic products.”
“If You Can Measure It You Can Manage It”
This is the key to a sustainable supply chain. The industry needs to apply more, not less ICT to the problem of Emissions Management. To realise its full business and environmental value, Product Level Carbon Footprinting will need to leverage ICT that enables efficient dynamic emissions monitoring and decisions support.