These online transparency tools helps you measure the environmental impact of supply chains. From British software engineering firm EveryCS, Makersite is a free platform that enables product designers to examine how changing technology, suppliers or materials can affect their whole supply chain. By bringing data, people and tools together, the "product innovation network" allows people to make better products, faster.
Using millions of data points relating to thousands of materials, products and sub-assemblies, Makersite lets you improve your product model, figure out costs, environmental footprints, research uses, risks and regulations. In addition to introducing you to community, the platform also allows you to try out alternative models.
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