What is the greatest problem facing shippers and supply chain managers today? A near total lack of end-to-end visibility. Most supply chain managers don’t have the ability to forecast disruptions to their supply chain because they can’t see what’s happening. IBM conducted a survey revealing that 87% of supply chain managers are unable to predict disruptions and, of those 87%, only 36% tried to do anything to subvert the disruption. In a world where two day delivery is the norm, this kind of supply chain performance is unacceptable. But the most upsetting part of this so-called problem is that it can be easily overcome with control tower visibility.
Another piece of software?
A room full of people making calls to check on loads?
Data input via .csv files from carriers?