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The Potential of the EPC Network to Monitor and Manage the Carbon Footprint of Products : Part 2: Dynamic Carbon Footprint Demonstrators

Ali Dada, Anton Rau, Matthias Konkel, Thorsten Staake & Elgar Fleisch

abstract This paper is the second whitepaper on “the potential of the EPC Network to monitor and manage the carbon footprint of products”. The first report provided a review of carbon accounting practices on the enterprise and product levels, outlining use cases where the EPC Network can be leveraged. The paper at hand presents a rototypical implementation of an integrated supply chain scenario where stakeholders benefit from automated environmental impact assessment and communication. In one part we focus on carbon
footprint calculation and particularly on the usage of EPC event data to deduce emissionrelevant parameters that are currently manually collected. In another part of the scenario we exemplify a mobile-based service that a retailer can offer to consumers who want to access carbon footprint information. The paper presents the underlying concepts and a prototypical implementation that showcases the value for companies. This lies in reduced time and
money to conduct impact assessment studies, discovery of new optimization opportunities, and responding to consumer-demand for value-adding services. Early technology adopters will try to seize these opportunities, thereby acting as a market leader in their respective industries
   
type working paper (English)
   
keywords Carbon Footprint, EPC,
   
project Auto-ID Lab
date of appearance 2010
series title Business Processes & Applications
publisher Auto-ID Labs (St. Gallen/Zürich)
review internal review
   
citation Dada, A., Rau, A., Konkel, M., Staake, T., & Fleisch, E. (2010). The Potential of the EPC Network to Monitor and Manage the Carbon Footprint of Products: Part 2: Dynamic Carbon Footprint Demonstrators. Business Processes & Applications. St. Gallen/Zürich: Auto-ID Labs.