i2 Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITWO) today announced the release of version 6.3.2 of i2 Supply Chain Strategist, a world-leading solution designed to optimize a company’s supply chain network to meet their business objectives. Companies in many diverse industries use i2 Supply Chain Strategist, including discrete and process manufacturing, retail, consumer goods and logistics providers. The latest release adds significant new features for performing optimizations while considering carbon emissions, sustainability and associated constraints.
New features include:
- Modeling, optimization and decision support based on:
- Carbon emission constraints
- Carbon taxes
- Cap and trade structures
- Sustainability measures including water consumption, waste production and labor hours
- Carbon-aware “what-if” scenarios that consider trade-offs among all relevant costs in the network, including both fixed and variable costs
“As our customers begin to embrace carbon emission and sustainability concerns, we’re excited to provide features that not only show the environmental impact of different supply chain designs, but allow for the consideration of environmental impact in optimization,” said Sara Curtis, i2 Supply Chain Strategist product manager. “While other tools and applications are merely capturing carbon emissions, i2 Supply Chain Strategist provides features to actively optimize supply chain networks with carbon emission constraints, carbon taxes and cap and trade structures.”
i2 customers such as Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, one of the world’s leading providers of vehicle logistics, has identified the importance of gathering this important information. “Optimizing the supply chain based on the carbon emission will be important in the future as customers’ preferences will turn to low-emission suppliers. WWL will further increase its optimization competence with this new version of i2,” said Nils Lie, vice president of business development, supply chain management, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
Lie’s colleague, Jonathan Smith, logistics network analyst at Wallenius Wilhelmsen adds, “Being able to show our customers that we can model carbon emissions is vital for a company like Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, that strives to lead the way environmentally. With its global products feature, the new version of Supply Chain Strategist will greatly facilitate such modeling.”
“Our customers are some of the world’s most prominent companies and we’re excited to help them not only adapt to growing sustainability concerns, but to optimize their supply chain networks, to help give them significant competitive advantages,” said Curtis.
Throughout its more than 20-year history of innovation and value delivery, i2 has dedicated itself to building successful customer partnerships. As a full-service supply chain company, i2 is uniquely positioned to help its clients achieve world-class business results through a combination of consulting, technology, and managed services. i2 solutions are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries. Learn more at www.i2.com.
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