Supply Chain Visibility

Achieving global supply chain visibility can seem like the impossible – especially for companies operating in multi-tier environments. Lack of visibility affects the ability to understand the consequences of decisions up and down the supply chain and hinders the ability to respond to disruptions  when reality hits. If you’ve dealt with any of the following obstacles, Kinaxis® RapidResponse® can help.

Challenges facing supply chain visibility

When data visibility is limited and information flow is slow, it’s a struggle to get a quick and comprehensive view across the global supply chain network. As a result, agility and alignment are nearly impossible to achieve.

Extended supply networks create substantial obstacles in terms of supply chain visibility and coordination. Achieving all-inclusive visibility is no easy feat when you are faced with various geographically dispersed sites and partners, each using disparate data systems that capture information in a particular way for a specific function.

ERP systems (and their associated modules) have a very "inside-out" perspective of the world and struggle to incorporate data from external organizations as anything other than reference information. Executing and recording all business transactions is undoubtedly an important aspect of a company's operational capabilities, but as a means of predicting the ability to satisfy future demand in a cost-effective and efficient manner, this "inside-out" view is slow and cumbersome. It mandates a sequential process in which each node and trading partner along the supply chain separately and individually evaluates its ability to satisfy upstream demand with only partial downstream information. The information flow latency – and therefore decision latency – in this arrangement is enormous.

The supply chain visibility solution

RapidResponse provides the end-to-end visibility you need to drive greater cooperation and collaboration across every function in your supply chain.

RapidResponse:

  • Provides a unified view across the enterprise regardless of the number and location of supply chain nodes and supporting data systems, enabling concurrent planning
  • Dramatically reduces the time it takes you to "crunch" through data to get an accurate understanding of current business realities
  • Combines supply chain visibility with powerful analytical tools so you can work directly with the information to understand the impact of different scenarios.

With RapidResponse, you gain an integrated and live view of the extended, global supply chain…not just your internal operations.

Supply Chain Insights Reducing Cycle Times - From Data Gathering through Decision Making

Supply Chain Insights - Reducing Cycle Times - From Data Gathering through Decision Making

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