According to Reuters Events’ recent research, 40% of companies say their supply chains failed them at the height of the pandemic.
Due to these failures, 80% of companies say they have accelerated their digital supply chain strategies.
Furthermore, almost 50% are looking to overhaul procurement and risk management strategies within the next two years, and 42% of enterprises are now using automation to manage risks.
In order to gain full transparency of your supply chain, you need to have situational awareness of the following inhibiting factors;
With events such as Covid, the Suez Canal, and labor strikes, many supply chain leaders have been focused on the port behavior their goods flow through as opportunities to improve their performance. Port-related supply chain disruptions cannot be eliminated entirely, but with new capabilities enabled by the IoT, predictive analytics, and machine learning, those risks can be significantly reduced.
Innovators who take advantage of digital supply chain platforms can gain a competitive advantage, have real-time transparency of shipments and orders, and leverage predictive insights that enable them to avoid or mitigate port-related disruptions.
Don’t rely on EDI data, with its latency problems. Instead, utilize IoT and other real-time data sources to get the most accurate picture of live and predicted port performance.
Utilize predictive analytics to foresee disruptions and events before they occur and, therefore, gain advance notice of events in time to take preventative or remedial action.
Leverage new sources of data to understand the live movement of containers within the port terminal itself.
Use an analytics solution to gain strategic and diagnostic insights into the performance of ports, carriers, routes, and suppliers.
Rather than using a collection of single-mode solutions, use and end-to-end multi-modal solution that provides real-time visibility and predictions related to both the inbound ocean shipment as well as the outbound truck or rail movement in a single system via a single dashboard.