Every company wants to differentiate itself from the competition. But that’s easier said than done in today’s demanding market. Trusting a qualified warehouse services company can free up your staff to focus on providing impeccable customer service. A warehouse services firm can provide an integrated suite of services that are specifically selected to fit your specific needs.
One important thing you can gain from working with a partner is supply chain visibility (sometimes abbreviated as “SCV”). If you don’t already have it, you probably know you need it.
What Does Visibility Mean?
Supply chain visibility means tracking inventory in real-time at every stage of production and transport. To achieve this, there must be an overarching plan to ensure every link in your supply chain is strong.
First, communication internally is key. Every department needs to be on the same page, and every employee should operate according to a standard protocol. Having the right management software is crucial; it will help control your schedule and track your goods.
You need to be able to “see” your in-transit inventory from origin to final destination. You’ll have a clear, accurate picture of your on-hand inventory and you’ll have easy access to the cost-assessment information you need to figure the true costs of goods. With the rapid pace of industry advancement making technology obsolete almost as soon as it is released, reliable visibility can only be achieved by having an advanced, flexible supply chain management system.
The Advantages of Visibility
Tracking your inventory the right way means gives you a leaner, more efficient supply chain. Tight management means less waste. It also allows you to be more proactive in dealing with issues. When you know where everything is in real time, you can take steps to mitigate problems instead of being forced to react to them after they occur. Visibility makes it easy to identify inefficiencies and change them before they become costly issues.
Creating Supply Chain Visibility
Customers want to be in the loop, too. They expect transparency from the companies they do business with. Allowing customers access to certain parts of your process can be a smart move, but only if your operations are optimized to be clean and streamlined. Costa Solutions can help you set up a system that lets your customers track their orders, find schedules or invoices, and get shipping notifications.
Optimal supply chain visibility eliminates many of the problems that keep you from achieving your business goals. If you don’t have a tight handle on your warehouse operations, you’ll always be struggling to keep up. Let’s talk about how we will improve your operations. Our goal is to help you keep your customers happy and attract new ones.