Supply chain visibility is a known trend in the corporate world. Operationally, end-to-end visibility has become the gold standard in supply chain management, with best practices companies being the first to achieve meaningful visibility into what their suppliers are doing. But how do you achieve visibility? And presuming that you have visibility, what do you track?
Our recent article in ISM Magazine (pp. 30-32) answers some of these questions. We discuss how to secure visibility through supply chain contracts, and discuss using supplier visibility to ensure compliance with disaster planning best practices, corporate social responsibility (CSR) priorities, and data privacy security. Visibility has legal uses as well as operational ones.