RedPrairie ’s web-based visibility application has been formulated to assist customers navigate through today’s extended and complex supply chain networks and retail operations. Traditional tools are no longer effective in reporting potential difficulties emerging from the manufacturing floor to the store shelf.
The web-based visibility application provides the “glass pipeline” long sought by manufacturers, distributors and retailers. It could be described as a fiber optic network connecting the far reaches of a company’s extended supply chain and retail operations. By integrating data from internal and external sources, this solution provides the information path by which events, status, movements, disruptions and transactions are communicated across business networks.
Thanks to Web visibility, an immediate picture of what is happening throughout the operations is created, directly connecting with execution systems in order to effectively orchestrate the movement of goods and assets, and take immediate action when disruptions occur.
The benefits of this tool include the reduction of safety stock, a better utilisation of assets, and the ability to offer better service to customers, which ultimately translates into to higher revenues at reduced operating times.