Ecomanage Network Corporation develops a service offering for manufacturers to fully manage wastes and meet disposal regulations

Published on 01-Dec-2009

Validated on 04 Jun 2013

"We continue working to create businesses that further take the environment into consideration, based on the key concept of ‘resource recycling,’ from the perspective of total optimization." - Mr. Kaoru Nakamura, Ecomanage Network Corporation (a Toyota Tsusho Company)

Customer:
Ecomanage Network Corporation

Industry:
Automotive

Deployment country:
Japan

Solution:
Green/Sustainability, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Cloud Computing

Overview

Ecomanage Network Corporation is a new affiliate of Toyota Tsusho, a general trading company for the Toyota group.

Business need:
Japan’s Waste Disposal and Public Cleaning Law requires a business entity producing industrial wastes to confirm the final disposal of everything produced. This requires implementation of electronic manifests because traditional paper-based operations have limitations and are prone to compliance issues.

Solution:
Ecomanage Network Corporation now offers an IBM-developed and IBM-operated Wastes and Resources Circulation Management System. Using electronic networks, it precisely locates and tracks industrial wastes and valuable recyclables in an end-to-end chain by linking the manufacturer with waste collectors, transporters and recyclers.

Benefits:
• Helps manufacturers reduce the occurrence of wastes and recover valuable recyclables from their processes and products.
• Streamlines compliance reporting.
• Makes new intelligence available to address environmental health issues.

Case Study

Overview

Ecomanage Network Corporation
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
www.ecomanage-network.co.jp

Industry
Automotive

Products
• IBM Global Business Services® – Application Management Services
• IBM Global Technology Services – Worldwide Strategic Outsourcing


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Ecomanage Network Corporation is a new affiliate of Toyota Tsusho, a general trading company for the Toyota group.

Challenge
Japan’s Waste Disposal and Public Cleaning Law requires that a business entity producing industrial wastes needs to confirm the final disposal of everything produced. This requires implementation of electronic manifests because traditional paper-based operations have limitations and are prone to compliance issues.

For DENSO Corporation, Ecomanage Network Corporation had implemented a system to centrally manage industrial-waste-handling processes in conjunction with regulatory enforcement. This effort was focused on converting paper manifests (control documents for industrial wastes) into an electronic format. However, such a system has not been widely adopted, and many companies were not intending to develop their own solutions.

Solution
Ecomanage Network Corporation now offers an IBM-developed and IBM-operated Wastes and Resources Circulation Management System. Using electronic networks, it precisely locates and tracks industrial wastes and valuable recyclables in an end-to-end chain by linking the manufacturer with waste collectors, transporters and recyclers.

IBM Global Services implemented and is operating the Wastes and Resources Circulation Management System, which utilizes a hybrid solution of private and public cloud computing.

Benefits
• Helps manufacturers reduce the occurrence of wastes and recover valuable recyclables from their processes and products.
• Streamlines compliance reporting.
• Makes new intelligence available to address environmental health issues.

“We continue working to create businesses that further take the environment into consideration, based on the key concept of ‘resource recycling,’ from the perspective of total optimization.” — Mr. Kaoru Nakamura, Ecomanage Network Corporation (a Toyota Tsusho Company)

For more information
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ibm.com/services/us/gbs/app/html/gbs_applicationservices.html

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Service:
GTS Strategic Outsourcing, IBM Global Business Services

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