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IBM: Supplying Green. Presented By: Britt-Marie Carlson, Hillary Gustafson, Sheryl Robinol. IBM: Then. Dates back to the 19 th Century Started in tabulation machines C-T-R=the beginning of IBM 1920-developed lock autograph recorder & Electric Accounting Machine

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ibm supplying green
IBM: Supplying Green

Presented By: Britt-Marie Carlson, Hillary Gustafson, Sheryl Robinol

ibm then
IBM: Then
  • Dates back to the 19th Century
  • Started in tabulation machines
  • C-T-R=the beginning of IBM
  • 1920-developed lock autograph recorder & Electric Accounting Machine
  • Thomas Watson-president 1932
ibm now
IBM: Now
  • 1992-ThinkPad laptops
  • 2000 Dot Com bust
  • 2006 World’s Fastest SuperComputer
    • BlueGene
  • ASTRON-processing chips produced by IBM
article overview
Article Overview
  • 28,000 suppliers in more than 90 countries install management systems to gather data on energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste and recycling.
  • Subcontractors are to do the same if part of IBM’s 40bil global supply chain.
  • The suppliers must also set environmental goals and publicize progress in meeting those objectives.
  • Follows Wal-Mart’s announcement to require suppliers to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the life cycle of the products it sells.
  • IBM’s goal is to institutionalize data-gathering systems that will collect information on a variety of measures of environmental performance
article overview1
Article Overview
  • Challenge will be working with suppliers in regions of the world where sustainability is not as big an issue as it is in the United States and Europe
  • IBM spends 36 of supply chain budget on suppliers in North America, & 1/3 emerging markets like Brazil, China and India.
  • “Our overall interest is to systemize environmental management and sustainability across our global supply chain so it helps our suppliers build their own capacity in a way that’s not only good for the environment but their business” -Balta
  • “Ultimately, if a supplier cannot be compliant with requirements on the environment and sustainability, we’ll stop doing business with them.” -Paterson
focus smarter planet
Focus: Smarter Planet
  • Bend retail's global supply chain to new realities of a smarter planet
  • Transform the way the world works.
  • Financial markets crisis.
  • Intelligence infused into the way the world literally works
  • World is becoming instrumented
  • Sensors are being embedded everywhere: in cars, appliances, cameras, roads, pipelines…even in medicine and livestock.
  • Making retail smarter
    • Accelerate supply chains. Strengthen loyalty. Improve margins
ibm sensor solutions
IBM sensor solutions
  • “As a pioneer in sensor technology and a leader in IT and business strategy, our sensor solutions unlock new business value with sense and respond capabilities to drive new insights and innovation.”
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Enable innovation
  • Improve visibility. Reduce costs. Increase your sales.
  • Track the location of finished goods across the supply chain and within stores
smarter solutions for retail
Smarter Solutions for Retail
  • What a smart supply chain looks like
  • METRO Group is using RFID.
    • Each meat tray is tagged
  • Max Bahr, Holzhandlung GmbH
    • German company
    • “Do-it-yourself” retailer
    • "The [solution] has become one of the most important business tools we have for positively impacting sales and keeping us competitive." - AnjaSchöning, project manager, Max Bahr
  • Yansha
    • Chinese retailer
    • "Exchanging our data and interacting closely will enable us to respond to the market appropriately." - Mr. Ai Jie Ma, Director of Yansha Technical and Information Department
cited sources
Cited Sources
  • http://www-01.ibm.com/software/solutions/sensors/
  • http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/consumer_advocacy/examples/index.html
  • http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/history/year_2006.html
  • http://www.anl.gov/Media_Center/News/2008/photo/081212_bluegene_p-hirez.jpg