Driving Supply Chain Agility with Real-Time Visibility
Supply chain agility allows shippers to respond quickly to the unexpected, avert disaster and seize new opportunities despite market uncertainty.
Through the constant emphasis on efficient processes and empowered employees, the agile supply chain benefits the greater organization by allowing it to act quickly and decisively in the face of disruption.
In order to maximize agility, companies need instant access to data about the state of their supply chain.
Real-time transportation visibility platforms enable companies to respond automatically to unexpected changes or disruption, ensuring they don’t waste time or act on knee-jerk responses.
“It's very exciting to see how the system [FourKites] starts to understand how to react in certain situations. For example, how long does delivery take in a snowstorm? We can become more predictive to make tough decisions upstream and be sure we have the goods on the shelves at the right time.” Francis Lalonde, Vice President Transportation chez Walmart Canada
What Are Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms?
Real-time transportation visibility platforms (RTTVPs) are software solutions that provide live tracking and status updates on the location of goods in transit. This information is most often collected through integrations with the dedicated GPS and telematics devices on the truck or shipping container and is ingested into a cloud-based platform.
Advanced visibility technology gives shippers the ability to automate manual processes and provides the information they need to make proactive decisions about their freight operations, improving efficiency and delighting their customers.
Supply Chain Leader’s Playbook Content
- What Results Can You Expect With Visibility?
- How to Use this Playbook
- Pick Your Play(s)
- Improving Demand Responsiveness
- Managing Delivery Exceptions
- Overcoming Supply-Side Disruptions
- Getting Started with Visibility
Download This Supply Chain Leader’s Playbook: Driving Supply Chain Agility with Real-Time Visibility Including tips from Walmart Canada, Meijer, and Cardinal Health.