What sectors does OS Hub Serve?
Supply chains don’t exist in silos. That's why Open Supply Hub is set up to accept, store and share data from across retail supply chains, including:
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Have data from an additional sector?
We’re always looking to expand our dataset. Contact our team to learn more.
Open Supply Hub began as the Open Apparel Registry, specifically serving the apparel sector. As we expanded to new sectors, our model, product and data taxonomy most easily lent itself to sectors with adjacent and similar supply chains. We certainly don’t expect to stop here, so please do reach out if you have additional sector data you’d like to include.
Absolutely. Commodity level data is a crucial part of supply chain mapping as we expand across multiple sectors. However, we understand that many commodity level sites are also people’s homes (e.g. a family farm), so ask that only registered business addresses be uploaded to the tool. A policy with additional guidance on this will be released soon.
While our technology is currently best set up to process and categorize data in those six sectors, we still have the ability to accept, store and share data from additional sectors. The inclusion of this data is helping us to build and expand our model to additional sectors moving forward.
We do not accept sites that are home addresses and not registered businesses. If you have questions about data from other sectors, we encourage you to contact our team, so we can guide you on how best to use Open Supply Hub.
Our Roots in Apparel
In 2019, our organization launched as the Open Apparel Registry. Focused on proving our model in the apparel sector, we mapped nearly 100,000 production facilities in three years, with data uploaded by over 500 organizations across the apparel sector. Data contributors included major global brands, civil society organizations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, certification schemes, factory groups and more. This dataset formed the foundation of Open Supply Hub.
This unprecedented level of supply chain data sharing was a part of a sector-wide effort to improve supply chain transparency in the apparel sector. The 2022 Fashion Transparency Index stated that more major brands than ever, (48%) now publish a list of their first-tier manufacturers. While by no means complete or perfect, this is an illustration of the enormous strides that the apparel sector has taken toward supply chain transparency.
Interested in seeing similar levels of transparency in your sector? Learn about how different multi-stakeholder efforts came together in apparel to reach the level of openness we see today.