3 Ways ChronosCloud Beats Out Big IT Integrations

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  • Jan. 22, 2018

There are no shortage of approaches to supply chain visibility these days. It’s generally accepted that supply chain visibility is a must-have for enterprise-level businesses with multi-party supply chains, but theory and execution are quite different. Many businesses don’t yet understand that end-to-end supply chain visibility is within their reach—and doesn’t require any large scale integration driven by their existing IT department or ERP software.

Here are four reasons why visibility solutions like ChronosCloud will always beat out traditional integrations.

How Visibility Solutions Drive Bottom Line Profitability

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  • Jan. 15, 2018

It’s impossible to separate supply chain operations from your organization’s bottom line. Every logistics decision made or optimization considered will reverberate through your supply chain and impact your profitability—for better or for worse.

Naturally, visibility into supply chain operations is the key to sound optimization, but the benefits of visibility on your bottom line aren’t limited to the backend. They also have a direct impact on customer satisfaction. According to research performed by 3PL, over 45 percent of shoppers have abandoned an order due to poor order transparency. Think of all the lost revenue these businesses ...

Are Supply Chain Lags Increasing Your Risk?

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  • Jan. 8, 2018

Every minute your inventory is in transit, you’re putting yourself at risk.

Some risk during transit is unavoidable, but supply chain operators often confuse which risks are necessary and which come as a result of supply chain inefficiency.

This is why solutions like ChronosCloud were created. ChronosCloud is a revolutionary supply chain visibility platform that provides end-to-end transparency of all operations. Data is gathered from each supplier and presented collaboratively in a single dashboard. Processes that used to exist in silos are laid out from OEM to customer, giving users a simple way to track inventory across every supplier ...

Leverage Data Across Your Entire Ecosystem for Actionable Insights

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  • Dec. 26, 2017

There’s no shortage of data in multi-party supply chains. Supplier ERPs, edge sources, and the ever-increasing number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices all contribute to an explosion of big data that, in theory, provide limitless value.

In practice, things are rarely that simple. Supply chain operators are inundated with information from all sides but have few ways to leverage it across their entire supply chains. And for multi-party supply chains with mountains of data coming in from global suppliers, the only way to make sense of the information is to take a holistic view of supply chain operations and see ...

Better, Faster, or Cheaper: Why Do I Have to Choose?

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  • Dec. 18, 2017

There’s an old saying in business about getting results that are good, fast and cheap. You can choose any two of those variables.

Quality and speed don’t come cheap. Cheap and fast don’t produce quality. This is particularly true in traditional supply chain logistics, where incremental improvements of a fraction of a percent are considered achievements. This idea, however, is a myth. Christian Titze, the Research Director at Gartner, recently spoke about how this type of misinformation can lead businesses astray:

These myths distract us from the real issues and solutions surrounding supply chain visibility, causing us ...

5 Common Data and Analytics Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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  • Dec. 11, 2017

Even with the best software and logistics experts at your disposal, supply chain optimization is no easy task. And in the world of complex, interconnected supply chains, pitfalls in the optimization process usually come back to data in one form or another. Here are five offenders that trip up businesses.

Tired of Bringing a Software Knife to a Data Gun Fight?

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  • Nov. 6, 2017

They say you should never bring a knife to a gun fight—and we agree.

But as we deal in supply chain logistics, we prefer to put it in terms more relevant to our clients: Never bring a software knife to a data gun fight.

What does this mean in terms of your supply chain?

Businesses are in constant competition with one another to achieve cost-saving optimizations and logistics improvements that drive competitive advantage. And as many of these businesses are seeing, the supply chain is an area ripe for value-driving improvements. Chief among these improvements is the need for ...

Needle In the Haystack: How Do You Know Where to Look for Supply Chain Data?

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  • Oct. 30, 2017

Achieving complete supply chain visibility is becoming a top priority for improving supply chain health.

Research performed by Aberdeen Group on business capacity planning reveals that 29 percent of businesses believe their top IT challenge is lack of visibility into how their systems are operating—and that business owners who achieve end-to-end visibility into their IT infrastructure consistently have superior performance, reliability, and productivity.

But to achieve these benefits in a supply chain environment, operators have to know where to look.