Challenges - Logistics Control Tower
Today’s manufacturing companies are often at-odds with their control tower logistics
For many players in today’s manufacturing sector, the ability to control inbound and outbound logistics and plan execution is a top challenge often exacerbated by operations in variant-rich industries. Production plans, derived supply requests and changes, and transport ordering and monitoring are often not interlinked and thus lack the oversight necessary to made adjustments to logistics strategies to ensure a smooth flow of products from Point A to Point B. As a result, because operational processes are not monitored or checked, deviations from planning platforms are often not realized until materials or resources arrive at the production site or facility, often resulting in special instances of replanning of production schedules, which can result in significant losses in resources, revenue, and materials.
Even in scenarios when potential disruptions can be realized somewhat in advance, logistics coordinators often lack the insight and visibility to troubleshoot the breakdown and create strategies to combat it. To address this issue, manufacturing companies too often rely on expensive solutions that lack the integration and power to give coordinators the power and control over their logistics strategy and decision-making. The ability to view inbound and outbound logistics on a holistic level would provide manufacturing companies the agility and transparency necessary to leverage better, more actionable planning.