25 Jan '13, 3pm

Is the Quest for Supply Chain Visibility Unrealistic?

When I think of supply chain management applications, I am often reminded of the ad that ends with the statement: "there's an app for that." The same can be said for the staggering number of supply chain visibility solutions available to manufacturers. Whether your company is an OEM, components supplier, contracts manufacturer, or logistics and other third-party services provider, it seems you can readily find a supply chain visibility software tool that can be easily customized for your enterprise needs. This should be a good situation, right? It's not. Strangely, as supply chain visibility applications and providers have proliferated, so have the challenges manufacturers face in gaining a deep enough insight into events within their operations and those of their core suppliers. In fact, very few manufacturers today can claim to have a good handle on likely demand for the...

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