In the mid-eighties, children (and adults) from around the world became entranced with a single question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? The idea behind the franchise (an educational game series wrapped in a detective narrative) was to encourage exploration as a cornerstone concept of education.
As it turns out, the creators had it exactly right—exploration is fundamental to the success of any enterprise, supply chains in particular. But visibility is crucial to exploration, and manufacturers without supply chain visibility may find themselves asking another question as their organizations grow:
Where in the world is my sales order?
Complicated global supply chains make it difficult for businesses to manage their sales orders. And with research by Aberdeen revealing that 85 percent of Chief Supply Chain Officers have logistics operations that are global in nature, this lack of visibility is a significant problem. But what if there was a way to track all sales orders under a single system, and even tie all relevant touchpoint data back to each order?
This is the purpose of ChronosCloud, a complete end-to-end solution for achieving supply chain visibility. With ChronosCloud, users gain a single software platform that tracks and monitors every supplier and touchpoint in the supply chain. Data is collected, normalized and integrated into the ChronosCloud system, providing users with a chronological view of each product as it travels through the supply chain.
Consistent Sales Orders
ChronosCloud gives users a simple and efficient way to manage sales orders throughout the entirety of the supply chain. The platform aggregates each of the individual reference numbers and shipment details from all touchpoints and creates a unique ID for each sales order. This allows users to track each order across every touchpoint and monitor supplier performance across each order’s lifecycle. From OEM to customer, ChronosCloud aligns all data to one simple reference number to simplify the supply chain:
All orders within the system are laid out and made visible across every supply chain touchpoint.
Individual SKUs can be logged within the system at the factory floor, providing insight into the contents of each shipment and faster resolution if shipping errors occur.
All transit events are logged and documented in the system for later review and auditing.
Connected Supply Chains
No matter how many parties are involved, the platform lays out the supply chain from end-to-end and provides actionable data on supply chain performance. This makes tracking sales orders a simple task, but also opens the doors for other value-driving optimizations as well. ChronosCloud was built by supply chain executives, for supply chain executives—meaning that the integrators who partner with ChronosCloud users can personalize the platform to align with each customer’s specific business need. These interactions are essential to unlocking the value of ChronosCloud—and are the best way to ensure that manufacturers never again lose track of their sales orders, no matter where in the world they are.
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