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Next level supply chain transparency

Lenzing advances supply chain visibility by combining real-time shipment tracking and carbon visibility.

15th September 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing, Austria

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Lenzing Group is taking an important step in enhancing the transparency and efficiency of the global fibre supply chain with the launch of a pioneering real-time ocean shipment tracker in collaboration with digital supply chain solution company, project44. Adhering to Lenzing’s sustainability goals, the tracker also offers capabilities to improve the visibility of carbon emissions among partners and elevate the customer experience.

To address the industry’s increasing supply chain complexities, Lenzing has incorporated a fully integrated real-time application programming interface (API) between its systems applications and products (SAP) and the project44 platform, Movement. Combine this with advanced artificial intelligence (AI), GPS sensors, and machine-learning technologies, and Lenzing can now empower customers with accurate real-time insights on fibre orders, ranging from shipment status, container location, to vessel route tracking and estimated arrival times at ports around the world.

"Over the past couple of years, supply chain disruptions have highlighted the importance of advanced ocean shipment tracking. Our real-time shipment tracker is a testament to Lenzing's 'Better Growth' corporate strategy, which reinforces our commitment to digitally transform and ensure transparency in the textile and nonwovens supply chain. With supply chain transparency and sustainability becoming increasingly more important, our ability to implement ground-breaking carbon emission tracking at shipment and container level demonstrates that we are ready and eager to collaborate with our valued customers in jointly crafting ambitious carbon reduction targets," said Thomas Panholzer, Vice President Global Supply Chain, Lenzing.

As part of Lenzing’s sustainability commitments, the real-time ocean shipment tracker provides improved solutions which empower value chain partners to achieve their carbon emission targets, by providing customers with access to Scope 3 carbon emission data accredited by the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC) framework on shipment and container level. This real-time data allows Lenzing and its customers to collaboratively establish goals and adjust shipment plans to reduce carbon emissions.

“Supply chain visibility continues to depend on successful collaborations,” said Jett McCandless, founder and CEO of project44. “Lenzing’s shipment tracker, powered by project44’s unique data and insights, gives unprecedented customer access to real-time information that locates shipments across the globe. We are continuously seeking partnerships with pioneers like Lenzing who strive to incorporate new solutions and technologies into their offerings.”

"This new carbon visibility solution is a pivotal milestone for Lenzing. As our partners intensify their efforts to minimize their carbon footprint, we stand ready as a trusted collaborator to empower them with crucial insights to drive further reductions," affirmed Jayaraman Sethuraman, Vice President of Global Sales Textiles at Lenzing.

"We value Lenzing's ongoing commitment to supporting our journey towards reducing carbon emissions. Our unwavering dedication to sustainability is evident in our use of green energy for spinning and weaving production processes. At the Pallavaa Group, we are well-prepared to deliver carbon-neutral solutions up to the grey fabric stage," shared Durai Palanisamy, Executive Director of the Pallavaa Group.

“Lenzing IT’s vision is to accelerate our ambition to change the world for the better by unlocking the power of information and technology. This project is one of the many fantastic examples that brings our vision to life. We are committed to fostering digital collaborations that will further enhance customer satisfaction and supply chain transparency,” said Christian Platzer, Vice President Global IT & Digital Innovation, Lenzing.

Lenzing’s real-time ocean shipment tracker will be accessible to all Lenzing customers worldwide starting this month.

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