The core of PTC’s Insight Product Analytics solution is built upon delivering a suite of capabilities to enable bill of material (BOM) analysis for environmental performance, cost, and reliability throughout the product lifecycle. Extending the environmental analytics capabilities of InSight, PTC has acquired technology from Planet Metrics, Inc., a leader in environmental impact analysis technology. This new technology enables manufacturers and retailers to model, analyze, and optimize carbon emissions and energy use throughout the entire value chain, from concept to end-of-life. The Planet Metrics software includes a database of environmental profiles and combines analytics and intuitive heat map displays that make it easier to identify high-impact “hot spots” in materials, packaging, supply chain, transportation, and disposal.
PTC plans to embed the technology within its InSight Product Analytics solution with an official software release to follow in the months ahead.
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