Wednesday, 29 April 2015

"Surprises and disruptions are the name of the game in global supply chains"

I just stumbled over an article from Peter T. Leach on JOC.com about "West Coast congestion points to need for greater shipment visibility".

see JOC article here

The quote in the title of this blog is from an anonymous importer in Peter's article.

We, at arviem, can fully support the message from this anonymous importer as well as Peter's article.

arviem's real-time cargo monitoring services can provide that greater visibility.

The arviem services allow among other benefits the independent calculation of the estimated time of arrival (ETA) as well as anytime visibility of the actual position of all cargo in transit.

With the data coming from the cargo directly, at the edge of the supply chain, arviem is independent from any data sources of any other party in the supply chain, that "aren't up-to-date" quoting Peter's article again.
With a very user friendly arviem dashboard, shippers will not be faced with the challenges described by Mike Simon: "Where is my cargo? When can I expect my cargo? People are making a lot of phone calls to carriers and terminals to get some sense of where the vessels are physically at the moment."

But the arviem dashboard goes even further and allows the monitoring of product integrity or supply chain diagnostic and predictive analytics.

arviem's clients were in a position of strength during the west coast congestion, as they had full visibility at any time.

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