20 March 2008 | Jake Kanter
IBM has opened a supply chain innovation centre in China to help buyers integrate and transform their global supply chains.
The company said that the Beijing centre is the first of its kind and will give its clients access to IBM's expertise in supply chain research, IT services and business consulting.
It will collaborate with buyers to develop new systems such as a carbon footprint analyser, which will help firms measure the environmental impact of their supply chain. It will also recommend existing products and services to help organisations understand what tools are available.
Sanjeev Nagrath, global leader, supply chain management at IBM said it was significant that the centre was based in China.
"China, which is one of the fastest growing economies and a key link in global supply chains, is an ideal place to locate our new innovation centre to create solutions for companies in not only emerging markets, but anywhere in the world," he explained.