What Is Your Level of Operational Visibility?

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Operational visibility is a term normally used in the IT sector referring to the monitoring of a system’s performance and readiness, evaluating fluctuations and addressing deficiencies. Applying this term to the supply chain has a very similar meaning. In the supply chain, shippers need to have accessibility to large amounts of data for monitoring and accessing the performance and readiness of their networks. Understanding how the network is performing and how that performance aligns with expectations is essential. Where performance and expectations do not align, change within the supply chain network must take place.

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