Supply chain visibility is all about knowing where inventory is at any moment in time. But critically, this information needs to be acted upon and applied to many touch points across a supply chain — from supplier, to service provider, to end customer — in order to maximise supply chain performance.
This is especially true in the chemical sector, where companies need to know exactly how their products are being handled and where they are at every stage of the manufacturing and shipping process. The dangerous nature of the goods means an incident can have wide-ranging implications, so having end-to-end visibility and traceability is absolutely vital. Achieving this clarity within the four walls of an enterprise is difficult enough but it becomes even more daunting a challenge when looking to connect to the outside world and multiple parties.
The current data silos stemming from point-to-point connectivity within ERP environments do not allow for easy sharing of information across a wide range of partners, who may have different levels of IT capabilities.
Transwide, part of Alpega Group, is an end to-end Transport Management System addressing the specific requirements of companies in the chemical and agro industries.