Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.
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have to construct and support healthy and responsible supply chains, and anticipate, sense, and be able to respond to disruption of any kind in the supply chain. Given how much attention has been paid to, and how much technology and innovation that the technology community is committing to, visibility, it is a wonder, then, that this remains such an unsatisfied goal for so many companies. Or is it? Visibility is relatively easy to talk about in the supplier context. Visibility, however, extends up and