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Understanding the Drivers, Terminology and Context for Supply Chain Visibility

Published: 30 April 2013

ID: G00248892

Analyst(s): Christian Titze , Tim Payne


End-to-end supply chain visibility is critical for monitoring operations in complex global value networks and responding to events with fast and accurate decisions. This research clarifies the definition and characteristics of the term for supply chain IT leaders.

Table Of Contents



  • Visibility as an Attribute to Becoming Demand-Driven
    • DDVN Capabilities
    • Drivers for Visibility
  • Specifying End-to-End Visibility
    • Definition
    • Characteristics
    • Process Coverage
  • Outlining the Visibility Framework


  • Commonly Used Acronyms and Terms

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