What is Supply chain mapping? Structural changes to supply chains have become part of daily operations and are increasing in pace and intensity.
Most industries share common suppliers, so what may be difficult to do for an individual organisation becomes easier to achieve collectively.
With an accurate database, buyers can request information from everyone involved in their supply chain. When having an incident like for example an earthquake in Japan, you can quickly and easily find all supply chains, suppliers and products that are effected.
To make this information useful, you can filter for these attributes and the map will show you all the companies within these parameters and how they are associated with you.
The complexity of the supply chain increases when you include attributes, such as products or transport concepts, to deliverables relationships. Maps can either be geographical or an abstract network design. The Web 2.
This will help you determine potential problems within other parts of your supply chain. Supply chain mapping is a living system that graphically represents your supplier network.
Data changes all the time. Supply chain mapping with an API means that data can be synchronized from enterprise databases for up-to-the-minute inventory, for example AND combined with trusted third-party data, such as emergency warnings and the GPS locations of container ships on the water.
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