As logistics professionals know only too well, supply chain management is complex - and often subject to interdependencies or risk factors that cannot be controlled by mere humans. This means that information and raw data related to all aspects of your supply chain are in a constant state of flux.
So how do you gather and visualize data from multiple sources to get the complete picture you need to make effective decisions?
Read on to learn the four steps you should take to get the holistic data insights you need to build resilience into your supply chain, bring agility to your operations – and make your customers happy.
1. Gain visibility to be proactive, not reactive
For starters, say good-bye to multiple spreadsheets and disparate systems, eliminate manual updates and gain accurate end-to-end visibility on all shipments -at the container and the SKU level. <from any forwarder>
You can do this when your supply chain is in one place. With an integrated visibility and visualization platform, your teams get the information and insights they need to streamline operations, optimize results, and more importantly, delight your customers.
2. Take advantage of predictive intelligence
Most visibility solutions provide location data about your shipment, and may even drill down to the SKU -level, but to gain the insights needed to act quickly, you need more than a number. When your platform integrates historic data into your real-time data flow, you gain insight that helps you identify risks before they occur, and predict ETAs with confidence. And by uploading your inventory data to your visibility platform, you can readily sync with your suppliers, and quickly view the status of shipments at every milestone.
The Shippabo Platform also integrates dynamic Healthscores directly into its visual UI - you see the big picture for any shipment at a glance, anytime.
3. Connect your teams and partners to build operational excellence
By centralizing your data, your teams and partners can all operate from the same page. And when you can access your entire supply chain information with a single log-in, you not only save time finding and updating information, you build collaboration into your workflows.
With a single-source of truth, you can receive automated notifications and generate focussed stakeholder reports seamlessly. Integrated messaging lets you bridge time zones, and stay up-to-date with your teams, suppliers, and partners wherever they are located - giving you added time-savings, and complete transparency.
4. Execute on your vision, efficiently
Data insights and visualizations are key to rapid and effective decision-making. The Shippabo Platform delivers the data and an integrated and visual suite of tools built into an easy-to-use interface. With customizable dashboards, your teams view the information key to their roles in context.
Custom dashboards let teams save frequently used data points and receive the automatic real-time updates they need to proactively manage delays and accurately predict ETAs. They receive targeted metrics on lead times and inventory levels to accurately predict and meet demand, and save countless hours finding and analyzing data.
With partners dialed-in, your teams can support them with in-situ adjustments, backed by shared data, securely. You gain cost savings by maximizing capacity and reducing freight costs, as well as by streamlining routes and predicting delivery times to avoid port fees.
And the icing on the cake - build customer loyalty by growing confidence in your supply chain. Not only will you improve supply chain efficiency to deliver the goods on time, you can leverage your data to respond to customer support inquiries dynamically, and then apply insights in planning next steps for your business.