Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve? Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal. If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. How do you translate global supply chain visibility into actual business benefits? Those are just some of the questions I discussed with Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Defining Global Supply Chain Visibility.

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

The need for supply chain visibility is greater than ever, yet only half of the executives surveyed say they have the visibility they need to make decisions and mitigate risk. Supply chain visibility. So what does end-to-end visibility mean?

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Not having adequate visibility to your shipments, orders, or products is an ongoing challenge for many companies. You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. How do you go about identifying and closing those visibility gaps? Supply Chain Visibility Gaps. Transportation Visibility Challenges.

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain visibility? Old vs. New Supply Chain Visibility.

Editor’s Pick: Top Operational Challenges Solved Through Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from ClearMetal’s blog discusses the top operational challenges companies face and explains how enhanced supply chain visibility can improve each one.

7 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Opz

In recent years, the auto-id technology such as bar code and RFID together with the electronic data transmission are considered the holy grail of supply chain visibility. Background Nobody knows exactly how the visibility concept was developed.

Supply Chain Visibility: Why is it Critical to Your Enterprise?

Descartes

The global supply chain has become so complex that communication and collaboration of parties outside and inside the enterprises have become critical. This can be achieved through transparency in the supply chain. Inventory Management. Supply Chain Costs.

Manufacturers Must Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility

ivalua

For manufacturers, key functions such as sourcing and supplier management have become more challenging as the result of increasing supply chain complexity. One area that manufacturers need to focus on is improving supply chain visibility.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex. The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

Supply Chain Visibility and the Bottom-line

synchrono

Visibility Matte rs. These improvements in inventory efficiencies then translate into improved financial metrics, including 10% improvement in earnings per share; 5% increase in return on assets; and a 2.5% Reducing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruptions.

The Best Way to Disrupt Your Supply Chain Management? 100% Supply Chain Visibility and Accurate ETAs.

Savi

As businesses become more customer-focused, there is even more pressure to solve for supply chain challenges and reach 100% supply chain visibility. ” Therefore, it’s necessary to look at every section of the journey – not just at internal systems but also to collaborate with carriers and supply chain partners to ensure the timely delivery of goods. 100% Supply Chain Visibility and Accurate ETAs.

7 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Opz

In recent years, the auto-id technology such as bar code and RFID together with the electronic data transmission are considered the holy grail of supply chain visibility. Background Nobody knows exactly how the visibility concept was developed.

Supply Chain Visibility: Why is it Critical to Your Enterprise?

Descartes

The global supply chain has become so complex that communication and collaboration of parties outside and inside the enterprises have become critical. This can be achieved through transparency in the supply chain. Inventory Management. Supply Chain Costs.

GM Supplier Factory Explosion: Thoughts on Supply Chain Visibility and Responsibility

Talking Logistics

Zhongron supplies aluminum alloy wheel hubs to another company, Citic Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Here’s the way I think about it: you can’t aspire to have end-to-end supply chain visibility, which is what every manufacturer and retailer wants in order to become more agile and responsive, without also accepting end-to-end responsibility. This is by no means an easy task, especially for companies like GM with complex, global supply chains.

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?

Cerasis

Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products. Supply chain black swans occur without warning, and recovery can last months.

Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short

synchrono

Unsurprisingly more than two-thirds (68%) of the participants said streamlining the supply chain is the highest priority for discrete manufacturing companies. The post Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short appeared first on Synchrono.

Why Supply Chain Visibility Will Be Key in 2019

AFFLINK

Effectively managing your company's supply chain can lead to increased revenue and less expense on preventable problems. However, it's difficult to control a supply chain that you can't fully visualize. What Is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Is It Important?

Why is Supply Chain Visibility So Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? Supply chain visibility is the ability to track different goods and/or products in transit, giving a clear view of the inventory and activity. Key challenges of supply chain visibility .

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

Supply Chain Visibility and the Bottom-line

Supply Chain 24/7

Inventory improvements efficiencies translate into improved financial metrics

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility

Kinaxis

Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. You are a supply chain leader. by John Westerveld.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

Written by: Stefan Reidy End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics managers to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data.

How Anritsu Achieved End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

Kinaxis

In this interview, hear Dave Stenfort, director of operations with Anritsu, speak about how the company achieved visibility of inventory and improved control over critical parts in its manufacturing supply chain. Its top supply-chain priority is responsiveness, says Stenfort. The company is also working closely with its R&D group to fit new products into existing supply-chain processes.

Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

Today, most supply chains involve a network of resources scattered across facilities and entities. It’s a journey to ensure a successful supply chain and control operations, not only inside of your own four walls, but across your industry as well.

Inventory Management Remains Challenging

Enterra Insights

Every business person who deals with inventory management is involved in a balancing act. Keep too little inventory on hand and you risk losing sales and, on occasion, customers. Keep too much inventory on hand and the costs add up resulting in lower profits. It’s little wonder inventory management systems have gained popularity. ”[1] He adds, “Even with all this power, there are several disadvantages to inventory control worth considering.”

Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility & The Role Collaborative Partnerships Play

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series, you learned about the role collaborative partnerships play in supply chain planning and execution with real-time visibility and predictive analytics. The Dynamic Supply Chain. JDA and TransVoyant’s collaborative partnership creates a dynamic supply chain, enabling organizations to make more active, dynamic decisions that reduce network latency, shorten cycle times and protect profit margins.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it. Excess Inventory? Visibility and Collaboration in Transportation Management [Video] The Digitization of Freight. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends managed transportation services supply chain visibility TMS transportation management

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6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. It pains me to see nine out of ten companies are stuck at the critical intersection of cost and inventory turns. 4) Demand Network Visibility.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

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Tapping into Big Data to Enable Actionable Supply Chain Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Nation

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable. Unpredictable consumer behavior, traffic patterns, port behavior, severe weather, natural disasters and labor unrest are all examples of external events that can cause supply chain disruptions that lead to increased costs and customer service challenges. A Partnership that Drives Value-Driven Global Visibility. This will result in improved return on inventory, on-time performance and effective inventory movement.

How to Reduce Lead Times and Improve Supply Chain Visibility Using the Cloud

Murano Corporation

The New Normal One of the unintended consequences of the export of US manufacturing jobs is the rise of global supply chains. Global supply chains have led to longer lead times which has translated into reduced flexibility in meeting changing customer needs.

Monsanto Global Crop Protection Division implements end-to-end supply chain visibility

Supply Chain Movement

This phase included Crop Protection sites in Europe and the USA and delivered a view of global demand, plan and inventory. The solution is meant to give central and local users the ability to respond to changing market conditions, to maintain central visibility across multiple regions and increase the overall efficiency of the supply chain.