Supply Chain Visibility (SCV)
Definition - What does Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) mean?
The objective of SCV is to enhance and empower the supply chain by making information easily accessible to each and every stakeholder, including customers. The integration of SCV tools or systems enables different supply chain divisions in an organization to acquire real-time and precise information regarding stock, orders and deliveries in their incoming and outgoing networks.
Techopedia explains Supply Chain Visibility (SCV)
Acquiring SCV enables organizations to manage these situations or events, analyze their effects and orchestrate an instant solution, while delivering a unified view of the supply chain.
Concerns regarding visibility in the supply chain:
- Merchandise unavailable or in a different location
- Supply and transportation problems
- Lack of ability in leveraging the international inventory network
- Insufficient visibility of orders, deliveries and inventory
- Low visibility concerning transactions
- Responsiveness, optimization and reactivity
- Flexibility and execution
- Visibility and calculation
- Connecting demand and supply
- Channel visibility
- Provider visibility and communication
- Instant access to vital information
- Enhanced end-to-end business process efficiency
- Visibility to supply chain "blind spots"
- Real-time visibility to customer requirements
- Enhanced customer responsiveness
- Superior handling and execution
- Decreased material and labor costs
- Better stock management
- Improved business metric monitoring and outcomes
- Optimized logistics and transportation efficiency