Supply Chain Display Methods

As part of a larger project to visualize environmental impacts along industrial supply chains, we have developed a visual vocabulary based for displaying the origination of impacts along supply chains.

Design: Jason Pearson

The sector display method provides a way to visually characterize the environmental profile of an individual industrial sector.
The supply chain display method provides a way to visualize the flow of environmental impacts along a supply chain. In this example, the origination and flow of land use change impacts along the meat supply chain are displayed.

This method can also be used to visualize the upstream impacts of an industry sector or institutional purchaser (shown as "Tier 0" on the right side). The overall contribution of different sectors to the upstream impacts are shown at the far left.