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Today’s shippers and receivers are being challenged to navigate increasingly complex supply chains more efficiently. To succeed, they need the ability to view, analyze, predict and communicate the status of shipments in real time.As a result, supply chain visibility functionality has emerged as an industry requirement.
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what it can do for you and the conditions needed to achieve it. Using real-world case studies, you will also see how true visibility leverages integrated, active and agile technology to enable continuous, real-time decision-making.
The pandemic caused a whole host of issues for the pharmaceutical logistics and supply chain industry. For many logistics leaders, it is a crash course in crisis management and a stark warning of the need to build resilience. Learn how more than 100 directors of management from pharma companies worldwide increase visibility across their global supply chain and logistics partners through technology.
Without real-time visibility into your pharma shipment’s location and temps, you risk costly failures. Learn how Tive’s notification system prevented one company from losing $500,000 worth of goods
Odyssey Managed Logistics Services optimize every aspect of logistics and supply chain operations. The Door-to-Done process takes care of everything from Point A to Point Z, providing clients control, 24/7 shipment visibility, informed decision-making, ongoing process improvements, sustained cost savings, and superior value. Learn how, for LANXESS, Door-to-Done means a custom-designed logistics control tower that integrates multiple data points and provides real-time intelligence, improving efficiency and saving money.
This third-party research study of logistics professionals, commissioned by Odyssey Logistics & Technology, examines the future of a world transformed due to COVID-19. Insights include: understanding visibility is crucial to vitality, discovering new ways to automate cost management, closing the communications gap, and more.
For years, global manufacturing organizations have been lulled into a sense of complacency, prioritizing cost containment and efficiency. This report, produced by Gartner and presented by Nulogy, helps supply chain leaders responsible for operations to build greater resilience in their insourcing and outsourcing strategy to respond to disruptions.
2020 has brought with it unprecedented challenges. Whether you’re dealing with the fallout from COVID-19, an extreme weather event, or any of the other disruptions that compromise your supply chain daily, one thing is for sure. Excel and traditional planning tools are no match for today’s disruptions.Concurrent planning drives end-to-end supply chain visibility, connectivity and alignment to give everyone across your supply chain a single source of truth. The result? No more functional silos and no more ‘I didn’t know’ – just more time to respond to the unexpected. Innovative companies like P&G, Unilever and Ford have seen the difference concurrency makes. Learn more about concurrent planning and how it can drive benefits for your company by reading our comprehensive guide:
The new 2020 report from Gartner is clear. Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms (RTTVPs) are growing rapidly in popularity and driving real results. This guide is a valuable tool for supply chain leaders who are evaluating the benefits of visibility solutions and want to develop a business case for their company.
For years, global manufacturing organizations have been lulled into a sense of complacency, prioritizing cost containment and efficiency. This research report, produced by Gartner and presented by Nulogy, helps supply chain leaders responsible for operations to build greater resilience in their insourcing and outsourcing strategy to respond to disruptions.
There is no shortage of Control Tower options, but in today’s demanding, disruptive, and evolving climate, businesses require a supply chain platform that enables systems unification, network-wide collaboration, and process convergence. This paper describes the key differentiators of the Control Tower for Supply Chain Orchestration, which helps businesses dynamically and intelligently partner with their network to stay resilient, adaptive, and better mitigate risk and impact.
Download Descartes’ eBook to learn how to measure the value and ROI of freight visibility, plus identify areas of greatest payback in your distribution operations to reduce tracking and detention costs, minimize chargebacks, streamline inbound deliveries and improve customer service.
IDC estimates that, by 2020, digitally advanced companies will outperform their peers to the tune of $430 billion in productivity gains. By creating a flexible digital supply chain, organizations can achieve these gains amongst numerous other strengths like increased agility. From centralization to flexibility, the advantages of supply chain agility can provide an enduring competitive advantage to your organization. Learn how implementing a comprehensive digital supply chain can enhance your company’s agility!
In a recent study, 94% of respondents said digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains, but only 44% of companies had a strategy for achieving their goals of digitization – it’s time to close that gap! Spreadsheets, emails, and paper are no longer an effective way to operate and the inherent risk of such increases daily. So, where should you start? Don’t get left behind and lose control of your global supply chain!
As your supply chain grows in intricacies and complexity, more risk is introduced to your business. From the threat of labor shortages to rising transportation costs, the potential for exposure to risk may seem endless. It is critical for supply chain professionals to identify the areas of the potential impact from risk and uncertainty in their operations. Don’t wait until it’s too late, prepare your supply chain now!
In our Hazmat Autocomplete Challenge video, we used a popular search engine to collect the web’s most-asked questions about hazardous materials compliance. Click play now to watch Lion hazmat instructor Flip De Rea give unscripted, off-the-cuff answers to the questions hazmat shippers are asking online.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers require an efficient sample distribution program that enables sales representatives to be as productive as possible. At the same, they must ensure full compliance with stringent industry regulations while minimizing product loss. Read this case study to discover how the Patheon Logistics team helped design a Direct to Representative sample distribution solution for a client that would optimize efficiency while delivering improved service levels.
Supply chains are prime candidates for IoT applications because of their many moving parts. Suppliers, brokers, and carriers all have a hand in your fast-moving supply chain. They need to collaborate with manufacturers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products are being produced, packed, and shipped across borders…but do you have true end-to-end visibility? It’s time to take your supply chain execution to a new level and attain 20/20 vision into your operations.
To increase savings, business leaders must concentrate on the total cost of the supply chain, rather than just transportation prices. The right company acts like a business partner and takes into consideration transportation, operations and inventory costs to help a network operate more efficiently. What is your transportation and logistics provider doing for you? What should they be doing?
In an industry where many logistics providers claim to deliver global visibility, the service frequently delivers little value to the shipper and little else to distinguish the provider from the services rendered within a standard TMS. In this whitepaper, you’ll discover the process of implementing a control tower, its benefits and common pitfalls to avoid.
The global supply chain is always moving, but when it isn’t, it is everyone’s problem. Goods in various stages must be transported to and from raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, and end users. One hiccup can affect everyone in the logistics sector, thus the term “supply chain”. Download this whitepaper to learn the consequences of late loads, undeniable importance of freight visibility, how real-time visibility enables exception management, and what to look for in a visibility partner.
Despite recent advancements in manufacturing technology and data management, many manufacturers still use antiquated data systems that store quality data on site at individual plants. While these systems might help to make improvements at a local level, they create data silos, preventing manufacturers from looking across their operations to find opportunities for global improvement. In this whitepaper, InfinityQS advises manufacturers to unify plant-level quality data to attain enterprise visibility. Organizations can use strong quality software and apply new data collection practices and modern analytics to unify disparate data streams and drive sophisticated analyses and improvements across their whole enterprise.
Last mile deliveries comes with a slew of logistical challenges, but many companies often forget to think of the most important link in the supply chain ñ the end-customer. In todayís on- demand environment, customers want to have full visibility over their deliveries, as well as an open line of communication with both the business itself and the person making the delivery.
As we rely more and more on global visibility into supply chain operations, whether across carriers, modes, or continents, cloud-based SaaS applications will become the standard. Can you trust cloud-based supply chain systems? This whitepaper compares and contrasts SaaS versus licensed supply chain IT systems offering benchmarks related to cost and security while also exploring functionality, features and vendor Selection advice.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will "deliver on the promise of true end-to-end supply chain visibility for the first time," reports IDC in this new whitepaper. Want to know how? Download this free resource to learn why milestone-based visibility solutions are no longer acceptable in today’s competitive marketplace; how the IoT will impact supply chains with new solutions that provide unprecedented visibility; and why businesses should focus purchasing on "purpose-built applications" rather than toolkits.
Are your supply chain partners passionate about your partner portal? It’s essential that they are if you want to generate loyalty and increase sales. Your portal is the go-to source for most of your channel partner contact and information, so it needs to provide first-class support, tailoring partner experience to need, avoiding confusion and eliminating frustration. Download this quick guide, which provides best practices for building a successful partner portal.