IBM has two Web-enabled databases for IBM packaging data collection on our Electronic Supply Chain Interlock (ESI) Packaging application for distribution data and environmental compliance. Usage of these new databases by our suppliers and by IBM Procurement and Engineering will be mandatory.
- Environmental compliance certification form (for IBM packaging suppliers): This form provides an automatic certification/notification process and an annual renewal/recertification process for our suppliers to stay on top of our environmental packaging mandates and customer requests in the face of ever-growing compliance requirements.
- Product packaging data form: This database is used to collect and document IBM and OEM package and product design and distribution details (weights, dimensions, unit load configurations, safe stacking requirements, etc.) as well as environmental materials data on prod