End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility or the end of fragmented supply chains
The cause of the limited view of supply chains is usually to be found in the past. Expensive data storage led to individual IT solutions in companies, resulting in separate, independent data silos.
The graph shows the data explosion of the last decades. For many players in a supply chain it is a considerable challenge to make useful data visible and exploit its often still-hidden potential.
As an example: a shipment leaves Hong Kong en route to Hamburg. The ship is delayed, and the system identifies the malfunction. The producer can now assess the impact on their stock. If replacements for the delayed goods are required, the system can determine where they can be called up. Different strategies are modelled, and implementation plans can be proposed.
The integration of end-to-end (E2E) supply chain visibility technologies enables supply chains to be made transparent. By networking individual companies, precise information on stocks, orders and deliveries can be exchanged and evaluated. Suppliers, producers, outsourcing partners, retailers, and buyers form an interlocking system that enables an integrated view in real time.
Eliminate pain points and focus on control of entire delivery networks
At TenglerGluttig we aim to remove from companies the necessity of dealing with pain points and focus instead on holistic view of the supply chain. A lack of such overview may result in the following problems:
- High stock levels
Uncertainty over demand causes inventories to rise, and a lack of oversight of supply leads to speculative orders.
Lack of planning of the stocks in upstream and downstream areas causes stock-outs.
- Poor customer service
Despite high stock levels, customer demand cannot be satisfied sufficiently or quickly enough because the wrong products are in stock or no transparency of demand exists.
Global networks increase complexity and lead to increased uncertainty and susceptibility to disruption. For the customer, the focus should be on reasonable delivery times and delivery reliability. To meet all requirements, transparency in the supply chain must be the daily bread of all supply chain managers. Besides Amazon, Caterpillar, and Google, clients of TenglerGluttig also benefit from E2E Supply Chain Visibility.
"Gaining visibility means enabling the various companies along a supply chain to communicate with each other, understand each other's role, and work together to achieve collaborative goals." , knows Milena Kaupp of The Supply Chain Minds.
Noticeable advantages through E2E Supply Chain Visibility
There are three reasons companies use E2E transparency to increase their competitive advantage:
- Pro-active risk management
Through early warning systems and AI-based analyses, weak points in the supply chain can be identified immediately and appropriate countermeasures proactively initiated to reduce risks. Information and decisions are transmitted quickly and easily to all affected parties in the supply chain.
- Optimized inventories and reduced costs
A lack of transparency of demand can lead to high inventories on the one hand, and to stock-outs on the other. This results in costly production downtime and spare parts procurement as well as a decline in customer satisfaction. Keeping extra stock as a safety measure is an expensive solution. Forecast accuracy is increased by appropriate transparency in the processes. With the help of a real-time alarm system, it is possible to react flexibly to changes in demand.
- Improved customer service
Information such as shipping status, product availability and recalls can be shared with customers or partners along the supply chain. If there is a delay in delivery, Supply Chain Visibility can be used to remedy the situation.
End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility with TenglerGluttig
TenglerGluttig offers a proven and efficient approach for the implementation of an E2E Supply Chain Visibility. Within the scope of supplier mapping, all production and storage locations of suppliers and sub-suppliers are recorded. Together we define the KPIs that best fit your company. To ensure the appropriate transparency along the supply chain, we support you in selecting the appropriate technology - starting with Enterprise Resource Planning software, Business Intelligence cockpits and Supply Chain Control Tower solutions. In addition to selecting the right software, we work together to make the necessary adjustments to the organization and processes.
Among our services for digitisation and networking you will also find more details on Control Tower solutions.
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