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Revamp Your Supply Chain with These Three Visibility Strategies

Updated: Jan 16

Here are the 3 top benefits: 1) implement real-time tracking and monitoring systems, 2) utilizing advanced analytics & data visualization tools, 3) foster collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders. Read on to learn more the benefits and the impact of #visibility across your #supplychain. Keep your knowledge up-to-date with our White Papers series and subscribe.


Picture: A digital ecosystem. Supply chains like technologically-embedded networks present multiple nodes and connections that must be managed and rely on data flows.

Our audience is growth-focused, believes in process improvements and lastly might not have all the answers to performance issues in supply chain.

Article Snapshot! The integration of #digitaltechnologies and #processes can impact different business and #operationalperformance areas: #logistics & #manufacturing, #supplychain #integration, business #strategy and the revenue model that company operates.

Let's dive in: What are top 3 smart manufacturing benefits in detail? Dive into what this means for your organization and supply chain structure. highlight the importance of measuring the efficiency of supply chains and maximizing digital tools and approaches for supply chain resilience and reliability.

What is your supply chain architecture? Is it flowing 100 per cent efficiently 24/7 or there is room for improvement? Let's start..

Benefit #1 - Improved Operational Efficiency

How standard operational efficiency can be achieved? we streamline processes. The growth of efficiency through smart manufacturing and technologies, however, has accelerated the efficiency trajectory progressive manufacturers have been so used to. Before going any deeper into this fascinating topic in digital supply chains here is a definition to align expectations & project forward our methodologies for improvement.

"Internet of Things (IOT) is a network of connected devices that exchange data and communicate with each other"

In detail, what are some of the sub-advantages of technology-driven operational efficiency with IOT?

  • Better coordination of supply chain leveraged by the use of Big Data

  • Better processes as a result of streamlining the supply chain network

  • Better cross-organizational collaboration in extended and E2E supply chain (global)

What are you waiting for? Re-organize your supply chain and deploy better technologies that fit your requirements for a better and improved flow of products, data and information for improved decisions in an Economy 4.0.

Pictures: flow of information, data, innovation, creativity and data-driven decisions

Benefit #2 - Real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance

To gain insights into manufacturing operations a host of data points can be accessed via actual performance data, projected capacity in terms of maximum output (100% capacity meaning we have availability to produce the maximum number of products that the manufacturing plant can produce), wastage levels and lastly procurement and manufacturing strategies that can be applied to leverage this vast amount of data available.

Our insight: automation can help your manufacturing organization to reduce costs by speeding up responsiveness to market demand and product developments by adopting a better fit to customers evolving trends.

Confused about the ocean of technologies and opportunities? we are here to help to get you digital 3.0. Our solutions are easy, user-friendly and maximize productivity with true and tested approaches in strategy, logistics and digital tools available for deployment in your organization.

Pictures: data and technology, process measurements, production lines.

"Digital is our way to future-poof our strategies." – Smart Logistics Team

Benefit #3 - Enhanced Product Quality & Traceability

Traceability with IOT means the capability of the devices to measure various parameters (temperature, for example) across supply chains and this ties into various industry regulations strict quality requirements (for example, the monitoring of products integrity across movements throughout different states of the transportation chain). Product quality then becomes a by-product of 'let's track' processes and procedures that in some supply chain are integral to the effective functioning of operations.

Pictures: IOT devices, technology, traceability

Our Insights - What's Next?

So here you have it. A rundown of some of the benefits of applying IOT to manufacturing activities. While supply chains comes in different shapes and sizes, technology remains a common factor to be enabled by organizations towards digitization of supply chains. We support your organizations with technological and strategic approaches that are integrated to deliver better value. Operations across the supply chain spectrum are integrated - it is called a chain for a reason - however the technological impact remains as aspect of operations that many organizations still need to discover and for those who have the digital maturity landscape of supply chains is as diverse as the range of organizational activities a supply chain must be able to perform effortlessly.

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What is left now is a high-level conversation with our specialists for what's next in your supply chain development towards digital ecosystems.

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Who We Are: we are a team of 3 highly committed supply chain professionals and digital logistics experts with thirst for continuous improvement and for keeping your supply chain running efficiently. We are based in the fast-paced city of Amsterdam.

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