Using Connected Data to Manage Supply Chain Deliveries

Article from MHI Solutions Magazine

One of the key takeaways for companies operating disrupted supply chains during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic (and its aftermath) was how imperative it had become to gain visibility throughout multiple tiers of suppliers—specifically their inbound deliveries. By gaining a more precise view of where a product was enroute, not to mention its component parts and the raw materials used to make them, organizations could react more quickly to receiving delays and coordinate a response to help ultimately deliver orders to the end customer.

To achieve any degree of visibility, however, requires the synchronization and connection of a broad variety of data sources. That means bridging silos of delivery-related information held in discrete software systems that don’t inherently communicate or connect. It’s a challenge found up and down supply chains, said Keith Moore, co-founder and CEO of AutoScheduler, whether a company owns the entire process or not.

Moore notes that internally an organization probably has at least four major supply chain software systems in place for management of various processes including transportation, warehousing, procurement, planning and inventory management. . .

Read the full feature in MHI Solutions magazine.