Bleeding Edge to Trailing Edge: Assessing Supply Chain Technology Readiness

Supply chain managers have a wealth of technology tools available to them, far more than they can deploy effectively. Therefore a good supply chain leader is also a selector of technologies. A major part of current supply chain managers’ attentions are in winnowing tech options and building together a bouquet of effective solutions that are multiplicative in impact when used …

Visibility on Visibility

The ROI Question Probably the most asked question about supply chin visibility is how it is defined, but then very quickly people want to know what is the visibility Return on Investment, or ROI.  My response would be that excellence in visibility should result in direct financial impacts (hopefully with a payback due to increased revenue, reduced expenses, or reduced …

Strategy

A Framework for Visibility Effectiveness

This article, probably the longest one on the website, addresses four critical needs of anyone working with supply chain visibility. The first is to formalize how a visibility solution impacts the business. Second, how visibility impacts specific business decisions (i.e. along what dimensions will the solution deliver change and therefore value). Third, how to evaluate the fitness of a supply …