Friday, February 26, 2010

Enterprise Carbon Management using SAP Product & REACh Compliance 2.0

Dear Friends,

Enterprise Carbon Management and Product Carbon Management is one of the Principle operational risks companies facing today. Comprehensive solutions should consist of green house gas monitoring, management and reporting capability. Last year SAP acquired CS and re-branded it as SAP Carbon Impact for specifically supporting the carbon calculation and Product Carbon calculation – which is a very good tool to capture GHG inventory, Offset project management, reduction targets etc. However integrating such reduction targets in the main Logistics system is a challenging requirement, the recent release of SAP Product & REACh Compliance 2.0 – would be a useful means to close this gaps.

Organizations can leverage the capabilities of SAP CI, SPRC 2.0 together with SAP BusinessObjects to ensure streamlined process for enterprise wide carbon management. SPRC 2.0 can be used to actually set requirements, check for carbon volumes from different suppliers and use SAP BusinessObjects for optimal decision supporting – using what if analysis.

In SAP EH&S – Carbon related property tree is created to accommodate the capture of key information related to Carbon Management, if required set its volumes in logistics checks and use the SPRC supply chain communication process to capture carbon volumes and also use the supplier self service to enter the details of carbon from shipping documents. For each product, the Bill of Materials, the shipping information utilized. Using the SAP Carbon Impact the total quantity of carbon can be calculated using built in equations.

These are some of the functionalities built into SAP Product and REACh Compliance 2.0 – which can be utilized for Enterprise Carbon management

•Organizational master data from the existing systems - default integration in to logistics and financial data
•The advantage of separating the carbon attributes as environmental characteristics easy handling of information and maintaining the data in the existing data structures.
•Characteristics to attribute carbon relevant - phrases and characteristics value assignment can be used for maintaining carbon relevant information
•Task management and workflows can be configured for supply chain communication and internal data management
•Partner and contact information to find customers for the supply chain collaboration – built in supplier self service for managing and accessing carbon relevant information and using SAP CI for carbon computation.
•Automatic xml or email processing data for importing carbon relevant attributes from supply chain communication
•Built in Report creation and report management and portfolio analysis
•Web services for posting carbon information to Climate registries for probable cap and trade management.
•Possible extension of making use of SAP BusinessObjects – Dashboards for sophisticated what if analysis
•Using SAP CI and SuPM integration for strategy management