Focus on Supply Chain
The Visible Future
In today's retail pressure cooker, it's all about doing a better job of developing and delivering the right products faster. So many supply chain components come into play in this quest - product development, managing the product lifecycle, sourcing and logistics and more.
Visibility is a word we hear so often in discussing these operational areas, specifically in that technology solutions can offer visibility into each step of the supply chain process. But what of visibility between and across
these processes? Can greater collaboration and better tools move us to a point where technology actually fosters a real partnership and relationship between retailer and supplier? Can a visibility "bridge" be built between every link in the supply chain?
We may not be there yet, but we're certainly on our way. Read this month's Executive Issues to learn more about how new expectations for collaboration, sourcing and visibility are shaping the supply chain of the future.