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About The Tool

MBDC’s Supply Chain Tool is easy-to-use, web-based software to help companies efficiently inform their suppliers about new product design criteria, collect material formulation data, and compile it in a flexible database. Manufacturers invite their material suppliers to visit the website, create an individual account and enter their product ingredients. This gathered data can be used by MBDC to assess, certify or optimize products and report research findings to a client and its suppliers.

MBDC applied its experience with numerous clients to create an online tool that makes the process of gathering and assessing product formulation data much more efficient and direct. The software was designed to provide for non-confrontational, secure, 24-hour data exchange between manufacturers and their suppliers. Data collection efficiency is improved because the website is always available, not subject to communication time lags, and data management time is significantly reduced because the information is entered directly into a searchable database.

MBDC has connected the Supply Chain Tool with its internal database of chemical profiles, to create a seamless, efficient means for cataloging and evaluating product ingredients, as well as reporting assessment results.

What Is C2C

The Supply Chain Tool applies the paradigm of Cradle to Cradle™ (C2C) Design, which models human industry on the integrated processes of nature’s biological metabolism—its productive ecosystems—by developing an equally effective technical metabolism, in which the materials of human industry safely and productively flow. Cradle to Cradle™ Design also seeks to optimize the following attributes of the manufacturing process: energy use quantity and quality (i.e., relative proportion of renewable energy), water use quantity, water effluent quality, and workplace ethics.