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Supply Management and Logistics Leaders Can Leverage Upstream Visibility to Generate Value and Reduce Risk

Published: 24 July 2014

ID: G00259056

Analyst(s): Ray Barger Jr, Christian Titze , Greg Aimi


Multitier visibility and supplier collaboration helps to mitigate the impacts of disruptive events and risks in the upstream supply chain. Supply chain functional leaders can use these best practices to establish a visibility foundation and run a process to realize the value of upstream visibility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Foundation for Visibility
  • Coordinate Processes Using Upstream Visibility to Realize Value
    • Establish or Update an SCE Plan
    • Load, Update and Run the Plan in the Collaboration Hub
    • Monitor Any Exception Events Relative to the Plan
    • Assess and Make Trade-Offs to Drive Performance
    • Adjust and Modify the Plan

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