Beyond alerting executives to the fragility of a supply chain before a disaster happens, [Sourcemap] will also help companies more quickly react as a disruption occurs. The platform will pull in real-time feeds from news events and alert company executives on the potential impact to a supply chain as a disaster or political event unfolds. The software will then help business leaders determine alternate supply networks.
— Wall Street Journal CIO Report

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Sourcemap [offers] a variety of tools that harness crowdsourcing, social media, and analytics, among other capabilities, to facilitate such interaction and help organizations map and visualize their increasingly complex global supply chains.
— The Wall Street Journal

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People have the right to know where things come from and what they are made of. That’s the idea behind a free open-source, volunteer-driven platform called Sourcemap. Sourcemap will soon make its mass market debut, thanks to a partnership between Office Depot and New Leaf Paper.
— Greenbiz

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“Sourcemap gives companies a visual map of all connected global supplier locations for their products. The software also pulls news feeds on significant political events or environmental disasters to alert companies to potential interruptions.”
— MIT News
It’s rare to describe anything procurement does – or uses in its daily activities – as a thing of beauty ... Yet as our Spend Matters 50/50 coverage continues, we turn our attention to a provider, Sourcemap, with an aesthetic more at home in the R&D studio of an Apple or automotive manufacturer than a software provider in this market.
— Jason Busch, Spend Matters

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On, a website that maps where things come from, you can follow the supply chain of your iPhone from a mine in Mbandaka, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a factory in Xiamen, China to the Best Buy in Minnesota where it’s sold — impressive when you consider that just one non-recyclable chip in your phone contains all the elements in the Periodic Table.
— Laura C. Mallonee, The Atlantic

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Find out more:

Sourcemap teams up with Mars Chocolate to "Connect Cocoa Communities" 

'Stonyfield Creates An Interactive Sourcing Map For Its Yogurt Ingredients', Fast Company

"Sourcemap: Slick App for Tracking the Supply Chain for your Laptop (or Tuna or Nutella)," Discover 

"Sourcemap, an MIT-Incubated Startup, Offers Solution to National Security Risk Posed by IT Supply Chain," Forbes

Office Depot thinks "People have the right to know where things come from and what they are made of," Greenbiz 

"Visualizing the paths of global commerce makes for a surprisingly profound and educational experience," Cool Hunting 

History of fake food and how Sourcemap might be a solution, Grist

"Traceability 2.0," Greenbiz

"Open data can unravel the complex dealings of multinationals," The Guardian