Using the right digital technologies for supply chain visibility

An array of data-gathering options can trace, track and optimize operations

By Stephan M. Wagner and Christian Postel

Firms may claim that they aim for, possess or already benefit from full supply chain visibility (SCV) in their inbound, internal and outbound supply chains. In our experience, this seems an idealized world. Firms may at best have partial visibility, and have realized some of the potential that visibility offers. Numerous software companies and IT service providers offer solutions to increase SCV in various niches of the supply chain.

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