(I hope this is in the right category)
Hi all, just joined the forum but have been lurking for quite a bit.
I wanted to share my project with you all and try to generate conversation and solutions. You all seem like an interesting bunch. The project is a lot more in depth than this explanation but to give you a general idea:
Together, as manufacturers and as consumers, we can create PACTTS, that is, Production with Accountability working Collaboratively using Transparency and Traceability to achieve Sustainability.
To achieve our PACTT we can use:
A Visually Interactive Resource Map (VIRM). A dynamic process business management tool. A proactive long-term business model and platform that increases available information, creates incentives for efficient use of productive resources, accelerates innovation and aides in automating resource management and impact analysis.
A tool to make manufacturers processes open-sourced and easily searchable. To be able to view product creation processes from start to finish and to see product resource inputs and outputs.
To create for manufacturers: A resource management tool with social accountability, transparency and traceability.
In each and every company we are ALL stakeholders and every company has a social responsibility, a CSR. All manufacturing companies are controllers of resources that often impact their environment in a negative way and a CSR has direct impact on the sustainable development of society. With VIRM we can examine and expose product performance and impact, we can review strengths and weaknesses and strategically plan improvements. What are we doing now? What could we be doing instead? Where do we go from here? VIRM offers measures of success, impact of changes, full product history tracking, product quality improvement, increased productivity, increased visibility, and synchronised advancements. VIRM is a tool for long-term infrastructure planning and investment optimisation.
To create for prospective manufacturers: The ability to easily analyse manufacturing processes and to be able to create projects with the interest of developing improved manufacturing processes. VIRM is a tribal environment and facilitates prospective manufacturers in realising and achieving their objectives.
To create for end-users/buyers: The ability to scan product and see “all-hands” that were involved in product creation and to view what resources were used and/or wasted. The potential to have social equity and make informed purchasing decisions, to demand responsible market behaviour and to discourage irresponsible and inefficient use of natural resources. The capacity to view through a social, environmental, and governance lens a perspective on the long-term impacts of product. The power to perform company social audits even without manufacturers approval. VIRM provides information to help us live life within our means.
This all has a common goal of achieving resource sustainability, it is not about money or profit, it is about creating better systems that have us ALL in mind. Market prices should incorporate social, ecological and economic benefits and costs, and participants should know the consequences of their marketplace actions. In order to succeed businesses and society must succeed together.
To make this more visual as VIRM describes, imagine the following maps being interactive and real-time (belinen.com, rapanuiclothing.com). Each circle/square being a manufacturer, each clickable and expandable, each showing processes, reports and audits, each showing resource inputs and outputs. Add a search bar, connect all the dots and what you have is a visually interactive searchable representation of local and global production.
Let us forget websites that are mere marketed representations of producers, let us instead get real facts and real numbers. Let us innovate and PACTT together.
Is this something you would like to see or use? Any thoughts? How could one apply it to the MaidSafe technology?