With Supply Chain Platform, companies connect on the same level and urge the unconnected companies they work with to connect as well, forming a supply chain network. Each company on the platform can share and relay information of their own accord. This promotes greater communication between companies, and the information collected from companies on the platform makes it possible to visualize the situation within the supply chain.
We are also coordinating with various partners to provide companies that use Supply Chain Platform with various services that support their business activities. Let's look at three of the services that are already being provided through Supply Chain Platform.
* CO2 visualization service
We have achieved this service through a partnership with Zeroboard, Inc., which provides the zeroboard cloud service for calculating and visualizing greenhouse gas emissions. Companies that join Supply Chain Platform can use this service to visualize their own CO2 emissions and the emissions of their entire supply chain, compare them with those of other companies, and share them with others.
* Matching service
We are partnering with Linkers Co., Ltd. to provide a partner-matching support service aligned with the objectives of the manufacturing industry. For example, when companies want to search for low carbon emissions materials to aid with their carbon neutrality efforts, or when they want to change from using metal to using plastic in order to make their products more lightweight and reduce costs, this service helps them search for and investigate new partners with the materials, technologies, and expertise they need.
* Online comprehensive general liability insurance
We are able to offer this service thanks to our partnership with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited. The service enables users to take out comprehensive general liability insurance policies tailored to the manufacturing industry online, via Supply Chain Platform. In manufacturing business activities, it is widely known that what is important is not simply the pursuit of efficiency in day-to-day production activities, but also the creation of a system that can maintain the same level of productivity even in an emergency situation. Companies can use this service to do everything from getting insurance premium estimates to signing up for insurance policies online, more seamlessly than in the typical policy contracting process.
We are also working with various other partners to expand the range of business support services offered by the Supply Chain Platform, such as using weather and disaster information to automatically issue disaster alerts and investigate the impact of disasters.