Analyst Insight: Organizations say that supply chain visibility is an issue but are not connecting the dots to address these concerns. While they acknowledge that they need to spend more on technology to facilitate this they are still confused on how to create a holistic supply chain visibility strategy to orchestrate multiple systems, harmonize integrations and streamline operations. - Dylan Persaud, Managing Director, Eval-Source
Analyst Insight: Improving supply chain visibility has been a major emphasis for supply chain executives since at least 2010, when it became apparent that better visibility into the end-to-end supply chain can lay the foundation for business stakeholders to connect and collaborate within their value network. Rapidly improving technology, including RFID and sensor networks, has made it easier to track assets and products as they move through the entire supply chain. - John Johnson, Senior Content Specialist, Gartner Supply Chain
If your yard management system were like a video game, you would open the gaming window and see orders ready-to-ship, as they are located in the yard. Each stack in the yard is color-coded by filters you select. Green means ready to ship. Yellow is pending. Red represents tomorrow's orders. A click on any illustration opens the content details in a sidebar.
Every supply chain manager knows that moving freight globally is a high-risk business. In a world beset by severe weather events, worsening natural disasters and pervasive terrorist threats - on top of the usual traffic tie-ups, rail derailments and port slowdowns - disruptions are a fact of life.
Today's businesses need to go beyond visibility to full transparency, says Nancy Marino, partner at Columbus Consulting, whose clients are mostly retailers. This means using technology to focus the performance of independent silos on corporate KPIs, thus improving performance, she says.
SkyBitz Inc., a provider of remote asset tracking and information-management services, has integrated its InSight asset tracking and management Web application into the ALK Maps app of ALK Technologies.
An efficient supply chain is one of the most crucial predictors of a company's success. The supply chain affects almost every marker for industry leadership, including costs, delivery performance and overall customer satisfaction. It's understandable then that the majority of supply chain executives consider visibility to be the most important aspect of any supply chain solution.
Globe Tracker International ApS, a vendor of asset tracking and monitoring systems, is collaborating with GIT Satellite Communications on technology to improve the satellite tracking of intermodal containers.