Shedding light on your supply chain

Bring information out of hiding for a more complete picture

A working supply chain is crucial to the success of your business. But with so many moving parts, retailers often lack the visibility and control needed to ensure efficiency and affordability. Hidden information, misplaced data and systems that fail to work together can create a supply chain that looks something like this: 

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But what if you could bring the darkest, most hidden areas of your supply chain into the light? Imagine being able to have complete visibility—a live view at how your products are moving from one place to the next. How would that strengthen your process and change your ability to respond to broken or weak links? Let’s take a look.

Five ways to improve supply chain visibility

  1. Respond faster with updates and alerts: Real-time updates provide what we call a “live look” into your supply chain. Use your preferred channel to receive alerts when a process is broken or delayed and to enable forward-thinking responses. 
  2. Solve problems with the complete picture: View reports, send messages, and add or remove suppliers directly from your system of engagement without delays. And, with live alerts, gain the insight to make more informed decisions on the fly. 
  3. Uncover the unknowns with analytics: With increased accuracy and complete information, you’ll be able to account for your entire supply chain—even the parts that were once hidden. Delivery time, quality and cost analytics help you find the week links and make needed improvements. 
  4. Say goodbye to disconnected data: It’s crucial for your systems to communicate. By providing a link between your order management systems, warehouse management systems and paper forms, you can reduce manual entry, improve accuracy and increase efficiency. 
  5. Make slow manual tasks a thing of the past: It’s no secret: manual data entry requires valuable time and makes your processes prone to error. But by integrating your enterprise systems with the external applications and portals you need to access, you can automate the human interactions that were slowing you down. Exchanging data with partners and customers—previously a manual and labor-intensive task—becomes instant, effortless and significantly more efficient.