As computing power increases the amount of data generated increases, both inside and outside of our organisations. Finding patterns and generating insight from the data you hold is vital to make sense of the world and support good decision-making. Nowhere is that more important than in the pursuit of a more sustainable business as the traditional business metrics simply won’t get you to where you want to do. So we have to create and manage new metrics.
SEC has been working with large corporates on handling their supply chain and raw materials related data for nearly 20 years. We work with you to find out what is happening and what interventions are required to get you to where you want to be. So having data simply isn’t enough we need to use it to educate, to inform and to strategise if the slog of keeping data up to date and ‘clean’ is to be worthwhile.
Business intelligence is often confused with fancy graphics, although they are great, it all starts with the act of finding the right questions to ask. What is going to make the difference to the situation or problem I am handling? Who owns that data and is it reliable? This is getting more out of the same systems by working smartly and using data to see where you want to go.
This section explains how we approach identifying the source of products, raw materials and the sustainability statements, ‘proxies’ or ‘claims’ that others use. You will lean how we manage information and what processes we use to verify validity, so that you can build a business strategy securely.
Traceability & Visibility of the Value Chain
To manage supply chains strategically means you need to understand them beyond the first tier. Making the many tiers of the supply chain visible and introducing traceability is a big ‘ask’ for most organisations requiring the gathering of supply chain information upstream, data collection direct from suppliers. SEC has extensive experience of making this chore as pain-free as possible using web based systems and and our compliance rates are regularly higher than the business can achieve by itself. With return rates at over 90% we will give you a better ROI than internal systems. More
Data Gathering via CSR Info™
SEC has developed a range of bespoke systems to collect complex supply chain, product and raw material provenance information from our client’s value chains to allow data to flow and better decisions to be made. More
Data Integrity and Verification
Collection of data is only part of the process, without checking and validation it is a case of the old IT adage – garbage in, garbage out. SEC provides a range of vital functions from data clearing, which ensuring you are comparing like with like; to validation and verification to check what we are told is truthful and accurate. More
Data Management Systems
SEC provides fully personalised and individual data management systems to our clients based on our central platform, PRISM™ (despite the long-standing name no spies are involved!) The process are delivered to reflect the level of skill set of the user groups. This is the raw material for Business Intelligence support. More