WERCSmart was developed to provide major big-box retailers with quick access to the most comprehensive regulatory compliance data needed to better manage the chemical supply chain. These organizations required a centralized platform that enabled seamless flow of regulatory data to and from the manufacturer. The WERCSmart proprietary regulatory engine would then assess the completeness of data and fill in the gaps to maintain local, national, and global regulatory compliance.
“The challenge is not only the availability of data,” said Lou DeSorbo, president of The Wercs. “The challenge is timely access to accurate global regulatory data. The supply chain is growing increasingly complex, and streamlining data flow in a fast-paced, global commercial trade environment is critical.”
In addition, WERCSmart is integrated at procurement. Manufacturers can now manage compliance of their entire supply chain before materials and products hit the dock.
“Even minor alterations within the supply chain can have a direct and significant impact on a product’s downstream compliance profile,” said DeSorbo. “WERCSmart provides advanced insight from product evaluation to delivery in real time”
The dramatic increase in regulations and associated fines due to non-compliance motivated The Wercs to offer the WERCSmart platform to industries outside of retail. The baseline technology is the same, and can be easily customized to meet the specific industry’s needs.
The Wercs was recently acquired by global safety science company, UL, and falls within UL’s Information and Insights business, which focuses on delivering supply chain intelligence tools to customers worldwide. For more information on WERCSmart Industrial, please visit www.thewercs.com.