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LONDON – A new open data platform for sectors including apparel, electronics and cosmetics has been launched in its beta phase today, in a bid to improve supply chain transparency.

Based on the Open Apparel Registry (OAR), which since 2019 has mapped more than 88,000 garment manufacturing facilities, the new Open Supply Hub (OSH) will enable stakeholders to populate the platform with information regarding their supply chain partners.

Natalie Grillon, executive director of Open Supply Hub commented: “Supply chain data is notoriously opaque, siloed and inaccessible, which has historically benefitted very few. Opening up this data is the solution. Not only can we create a single source of truth for identifying facilities, but this model also encourages collaboration and helps users progress their work.” 

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