Improved resilience is often the result, at least in part, of strong E2E visibility strategies. These terms are ubiquitous and easy to define, but providing end-to-end (E2E) visibility and resilience are much more difficult.
In this blog post, we will explore these two concepts and how building the right strategy to improve E2E visibility is one of the most important factors in maintaining a resilient supply chain.
Supply chain visibility
Transparency can be loosely defined as the ability to access data from all sides of the supply chain. Indeed, many supply chains are beginning to implement systems that allow some degree of transparency. However, easy access to this data is only part of the equation. But the real deal – how to use the data?
Fundamentally, it means staying in tandem with all entities and how these groups interact. In addition, it includes a means of uncovering common weaknesses within these systems.
Better visibility leads to better resilience
A well-structured end-to-end strategy has several key elements. And within that strategy, much of the focus is on the fail-safe end goal.
However, let’s highlight some more important points that are key to achieving that perfect balance:
Need to know everything about your supply chain?
More information is always better. That said, it’s important to note that having total visibility into every aspect of any supply chain is a costly proposition. So it calls for wondering if it’s worth the cost of having it.
Every individual company needs to understand what works best for them and not overspend. By focusing more on the critical areas of your supply chain, you will spot problems that plagued you in the past.
Digital twin and control tower
Some of the most useful tools for gaining a little more insight into current and future supply chain issues are digital twins and control towers. These advanced systems allow you to run simulations to predict the impact of future changes and disasters that could affect your supply chain.
By using the cloud, supply chain managers can access data anytime, anywhere. This eliminates the need for staff or managers to be on-site when problems arise. Instead, authorized individuals can log into the system at any time from any authorized device and troubleshoot issues as needed.
Value time and effort
Your time is valuable and vital to the success of your business. Working without end-to-end visibility into your supply chain means spending more time and effort fixing problems as they arise.
Instead, you can have effective systems that provide real-time data, predictive analytics, and other critical information to help you make faster, more informed decisions. Additionally, you can consider working with a logistics provider who can handle all the details of your operations. It helps ensure that products move through the supply chain as efficiently as possible and end up in the hands of consumers at the end of the process.