Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Jillian Sullivan from Kuebix’s blog discusses factors to consider when integrating a visibility platform with your transportation management system (TMS).
Consumers have grown to expect quick shipping and frequent status updates with every order they place. Shippers are scrambling to keep up with these new standards while strengthening their logistics operations. It is especially challenging to make sense of the overwhelming amount of data supply chains are producing as operations ramp up to match demand. Visibility throughout the supply chain is now more important than ever.
Achieving true supply chain visibility starts with a visibility platform. Shippers that use a visibility platform in their logistics operations can view each aspect of their supply chain in detail as moves are planned, alerts are sent and real-time adjustments are made. Data is used to create actionable analytics that shippers can use to identify areas they can improve on. Real-time tracking information enables them to provide better customer service and strengthen communication with partners.
Visibility platforms use the latest technology to aggregate and normalize data to present back to the user in a format that’s easy to read and understand. They provide real-time tracking information that can be accessed from anywhere and actionable data in a robust analytics engine.
The easiest way to incorporate visibility into your supply chain is through integrating a visibility platform with your transportation management system (TMS). Here are a few things to look out for when picking the visibility platform that will work best with your logistics operation.