Recently the dominant just-in-time supply chain model has come under mass scrutiny, as people wonder why supermarket shelves are empty, why new cars are hard to come by and why fast-fashion is failing to deliver. As numerous commentators agree, the just-in-time model, championed for its lean, agile approach is struggling to deal with the frequency and size of supply chain disruptions.
Supply chain visibility technology is now not a ‘nice-to-have’ but an essential facet of today’s supply chain that must be able to flex and adapt to a world where change is inevitable. Just-In-Time manufacturers must have a detailed and real-time view over all inbound supplier shipments for this production strategy to work as intended. With powerful analytics tools, this instant oversight of ‘just-in-time’ models comes at just the right time.