Data is fundamental to the control of supply chains, product formulation, sustainable materials and accounting for the environment. SEC has evolved bespoke systems to collect complex data sets from value chains, down to sub-material level, so we can add value to them for you.
To provide our clients with confidence in the security of the significant datasets we hold, SEC uses Rackspace, one of the world’s largest data centres to host our data management platforms. As a specialist service provider, their support offers state of the art security and 24/7 backup to ensure we will be there for you.
We can then both focus on using and adding value to the data generated. CSR Information™ is the suite of databases which manage the datasets our projects generate and links multiple inputs from SEC’s research and Contact Management Information databases to provide you with accurate and insightful data to use.
We all need decent data to make decisions. So SEC provides fully personalized and individual data management systems to others, based on our central platform PRISM™ template. We make it easy for your suppliers to use regardless of their technical skills; if they can “drag and drop” you can use our online- platforms to collate and manage data. In return we deliver tailor-made reporting which shows the critical information that meets your precise needs We will delivery you dashboard that means something to you. Your team is then able to manage performance improvement and incorporate sustainability issues into a wider scorecard. Your supply chain data can then live and do something useful in your business and the real world.
Collecting information is frankly a chore but it is vital to managing commitments and bringing about change. SEC can either manage that task for you or support your process with our data validation and due diligence processes. We all need to know if what we are told is true, and if it can be trusted. Checking is often the only way to find out the reality, so we verify the information received.
When we have an accurate picture, SEC will support your procurement and business processes with insight and business intelligence to reveal where the impacts lie and what interventions are required to add real value.
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