|By Business Wire||
|January 29, 2014 08:01 AM EST||
The Wercs, Ltd., the global leader in hazard communication software, today announced the release of WERCSmart (Supply-chain Management and Reporting Technology) to the broader industrial marketplace, with a specific focus on manufacturers in aerospace, electronics, and paints and coatings.
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.
About The Wercs, Ltd.
Established in 1984, The Wercs, Ltd. provides software tools and services to help advance the health and safety of the environment in which people work and live. Specifically the company provides global solutions in areas such as multilingual MSDS Authoring, Management and Distribution software and services, retailer compliance, and green chemistry and sustainability solutions. The company offers GHS- and REACH-compliant solutions for all companies, regardless of size and geography. For more information on The Wercs, please call 1-800-572-6501 or visit www.thewercs.com.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. UL’s Information and Insights business aims to deliver supply chain intelligence through a comprehensive suite of tools that enable customers to manage complex, global supply chains and make smarter, more informed decisions. For more information, visit http://www.UL.com.