Intelligent visibility is a combination of two types of supply chain visibility: structural visibility and dynamic visibility. Structural visibility provides a snapshot of a company’s operations and includes the capabilities of network mapping, network assessment, risk assessment, and modeling. It answers the question, “What does your supply chain look like?” Dynamic visibility helps companies monitor events in real time and includes a progression of capabilities from monitoring and predicting to prescribing and ultimately acting autonomously. It answers the question, “What’s happening right now?” Supported by analytical techniques and artificial intelligence, intelligent visibility provides a deeper view of the extended supply chain and supply chain operations.
Structural visibility: What does your supply chain look like?
Dynamic visibility: What’s happening right now?
How are companies using the different types of visibility?
"Is there 100% coverage? Of course not. We can't afford it. It's about certain moments, and also about time, money, and resources. Do we want to prepare for [every possible scenario]? No, we don't. But we do want to prepare for the most, let's say, obvious risks that we face in the business."
— CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS EXECUTIVE
"We have more than 10,000 suppliers and a hundred million parts. So, we just focus predictive [visibility] on strategic parts. We are not 100% focused on every commodity or part."
— HIGH-TECH EXECUTIVE
regularly perform classic risk management
perform network simulation/ optimization/ modeling
use data prescriptively
use autonomous execution
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