Outsourcing, while often a terrific option, is not always sunshine and rainbows. Trevor Miles writes about how outsourcing can sometimes interfere with the visibility that is increasingly demanded in today’s supply chains, as well as what you can do to mitigate it.
But I Can See Russia From My House!
When the “money men” in the company outsource in order to pretty up the books and seek out cheaper labor, you in turn lose all the associated supply network data. In order to maintain visibility in this situation, Miles says you need to adopt a “How I will do” attitude that looks across organizations. Proper visibility means not just tracking the flow and location of goods but being able to more broadly address concerns of how to make the network operate profitably. For a more in-depth look at how to keep your eyes peeled even when the fences are tall, consult the original blog: http://blog.kinaxis.com/2014/02/visibility-losing-clarity/