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Is the Quest for Supply Chain Visibility Unrealistic?

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TaimoorZ
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Re: Do we need visibility all the time?
TaimoorZ   1/30/2013 4:40:03 PM
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"The data must be used. Right? It's not simply visibility, it's what you do with the info."

@Bolaji: I agree. This is what leads us to the importance of having a good analytics system to represent the information as well besides storing tons of it.

tech4people
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Re: Is the Quest for Supply Chain Visibility Unrealistic?
tech4people   1/30/2013 7:51:23 AM
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SP,

I agree entirely.

There is so much sunk into maintaining the Existing Software Infrastructure already that you try very hard to maintain the Status Quo.

But eventually an Enterprise(any smart one for that matter) has no choice but to move towards a more Integrative/Comprehensive Solution for the Entire Enterprise;Else the inefficencies that creep in are massive.

 

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Is the Quest for Supply Chain Visibility Unrealistic?
Hospice_Houngbo   1/29/2013 3:31:20 PM
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@SP,

"there are so many software solutions available in market that it becomes so very difficult to choose from"

There are many software packages you can choose from, but still you need to do an accessment in order to deternime which one is good for the company. When this is done, it becomes easier to make the right choice. 

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Do we need visibility all the time?
Hospice_Houngbo   1/29/2013 3:27:20 PM
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@Bolaji,

"Total visibility, even if achieved, can have its own problems."

That's correct. What do you think is the best way to determine what kind of visibility is good for your company? I agree that is it not a good thing to just follow the trend.

mfbertozzi
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Re: Transperancy of pertinent information
mfbertozzi   1/28/2013 12:31:16 PM
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SP, I trust you, professionally speaking,  I've met with that situation several times.

SP
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Re: Transperancy of pertinent information
SP   1/28/2013 6:35:14 AM
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Partners as long as things are verbal and can be managed at informal relational level they would be happy to oblige but if you ask them to sign papers no one would.

SP
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Is the Quest for Supply Chain Visibility Unrealistic?
SP   1/28/2013 6:33:18 AM
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Yes there are so many software solutions available in market that it becomes so very difficult to choose from. But then at the the organization level each company in supply chain business would have invested in few different kinds of software packets.

mfbertozzi
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Re: Transperancy of pertinent information
mfbertozzi   1/28/2013 2:41:19 AM
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I agree, definitely; after all, there is another point to consider; if we focus only for a moment on privacy - for instance - we find that a general rule worldwide valid, is not completely in place. Then, what it works within a region, doesn't work for a different region. As consequence, partners need to agree through contracts on top of that, but this process requires analysis and deep studies from legals; it takes time and it could be a cause for speeding-down business relationships.

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Re: Do we need visibility all the time?
Bolaji Ojo   1/27/2013 4:30:24 PM
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Total visibility, even if achieved, can have its own problems. You can end up with the too-much-information syndrome where a company has more data than it can really manage, analyze and use. Plus, it's easy to get hung up on "visibility." The data must be used. Right? It's not simply visibility, it's what you do with the info.

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Transperancy of pertinent information
Bolaji Ojo   1/27/2013 4:12:35 PM
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Often the information you described as "sensitive" data is really what key partners need to have in order to provide the best support to an enterprise. Yet, that information may be the most critical to a company's success.

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