What is supply chain visibility? Depending on where you go and whom you ask, the answer might differ. True end-to-end visibility extends beyond just tracking containers and shipping logistics. It disrupts the traditional corporate information silos and provides company-wide transparency that can greatly improve the global trade management process. Often, the given definition of supply chain visibility fails to encompass the essence of "true visibility," like what you achieve in a supply chain control tower scenario. Every step in the supply chain needs to be both visible and managed; this requires all partners and data to be digitized.
Amber Road’s new eBook, Creating the Global Supply Chain Control Tower – Beyond Simple Visibility, discusses the often muddled definition of supply chain visibility and the breadth of benefits that come from creating a digital global supply chain control tower. The four key benefits from this level of visibility includes:
- True visibility
- Improved efficiency
- Mitigated risk
- Increased supply chain agility
Whether your company creates lifesaving medications like EpiPen, Marvel Comics merchandise, or anything in between – no one is immune from the threat of lost business due to product shortages. Having effective supply chain visibility in place can facilitate the agility required to meet the ebb and flow of demand, but first you must start with creating a digital global supply chain control tower.
This post was published on May 2, 2018 and updated on May 4, 2018.