The Nimble Supply Chain: Visibility and Agility

Posted by Jim Preuninger on Mon, Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM

While the political arena is as contentious as ever, there is no debate about the volatility in global trade today. The only true constant is the state of upheaval: from growing protectionism and the rapidly changing regulatory environment to cargo theft and pressure from consumers, organizations must determine the best way to adapt. Two key factors are visibility and agility. Supply chain visibility is an oft-overlooked, yet critical, capability for today’s organizations. This complex feature requires maintaining sight of business goals and the benefits of various methods and solutions for maintaining visibility. While many companies are wrangling several different enterprise solutions to help provide a complete picture, there exist a few single solutions that keep the entire supply chain in the picture.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Recent Trends in Adoption of Supply Chain Software Solutions

Posted by Jim Preuninger on Thu, Nov, 8 2012 @ 3:52 PM

If the Supply Chain can’t be Simplified, New Strategies are Needed to Account for the Complexity

Recently, attendees at the Amber Road user conference had the opportunity to hear William McNeill, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner, speak about global trade trends and priorities. In particular, Mr. McNeill cited a survey of “Supply Chain Digest” readers conducted by Gartner that focused on the adoption of supply chain software. (For more observations on this study, see Dan Gilmore’s comments here.)

The survey of 259 senior supply chain executives found that nearly 35% of respondents identified supply chain visibility and event management (SCVEM) as the most important supply chain management (SCM) and execution (SCE) application for acquisition in 2014.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility