Embrace your inner Big Brother and let nothing in the supply chain go unseen. Jason Busch writes on the importance of multi-tier visibility when it comes to dealing with risk. He says there are two things you need to be doing in this regard:
- Always investing time to understand what lurks under the tier-one surface
- Appreciating the space that exists in between organizations and making investments to gain access to this information
Raw skill, smart IT, and commanding leadership all inevitably come into play as well when it comes to creating visibility. Busch says SAP/Ariba, Tradeshift, and Nipendo are all worth keeping an eye on as far as new platforms monitoring multiple tiers goes. There are many tactics for attaining visibility against risk factors, and it is up to you to select the methods that are right for your supply chain.