If you can’t see it, you can’t affect change
This is true for every aspect of global supply chains.
The fact of the matter is, even in today’s digital world, most supply chain executives don’t know what is happening in their global operations. The simple truth is that most of the global supply chain information is spread out across disparate and siloed technology systems or processes.
In many cases, these systems are external systems owned by third-party logistics providers like freight forwarders or customs brokers. When this information is decentralized, even simple questions are hard to answer. It takes too long to get answers and even then, the information is generally not complete and perhaps inaccurate. Without access to timely and complete information, your business is essentially flying blind.