27/11/2022

Supply Chain Impacts Are Inevitable

Holiday-driven peak seasons create unpredictable shipping surges across global trade lanes. Seasonal effects, on top of supply chain disruptions, wreak havoc on supply and demand planning and execution, increasing the time spent tracking shipments and activating back up plans. However, it does not end here.

What Can Happen When Supply Chain Disruptions Occur?

When a client relationship manager thinks everything is running smoothly, with all orders moving as expected and ETAs looking right, a status visibility gap suddenly arises or, worse yet, warnings arrive indicating delays. This then requires an excessive amount of fact-finding, issue clarification, and analysis. Unfortunately, such work can be challenging when moving commodities to or from far-flung inland places across the globe.

Meanwhile, the client is demanding a status update. Regrettably, the relationship manager doesn’t have enough detail for a thorough preventive analytics examination. Nor do they have enough time to launch a CAPA initiative, discover root cause, and prevent a reoccurrence.

The manager’s other, normal daily tasks are mounting so, for the time being, a quick fix, a hopefully workable patch in the disrupted flow, must suffice. This lack of time and knowledge elevates the risk of failed on time deliveries and the client often receives an incomplete status update, or worse, incorrect advice.

A Lack of Adequate Human Resources Compounds Disruptions

Time is money, so it's crucial for businesses to streamline their supply chain operations. However, in addition to efforts aimed at reducing logistics costs, firms are also scrutinizing human resource productivity and putting harsh efficiency measures in place.

Typically, that means less people needing to do more work. Therein lies the dilemma. Complete, accurate and timely shipment tracking protocols are not followed, visibility falls through the cracks.

Complete Supply Chain Flow Visibility Is an Enabler

Committing a firm order delivery date to the customer is essential, but so is getting rid of supply chain waste created by recurring inefficiencies. With current and accurate shipment statuses and underlying root-cause information, predictive analytics measures can be used to prevent unnecessary supply chain deviations.

This insight also enables logistics planners to see and address real-world supply chain obstacles to reduce logistics problems, keep landed costs in check, lower the risk of late deliveries, and make sure the end customer has a good delivery experience.

How To Implement a Viable Visibility Solution?

There is a dependable way to tighten the belt without sacrificing supply chain integrity. A way that an increasing number of leading Fortune 500 firms and SMEs are embracing. Companies can now hire trusted regional experts like Aamro Freight to take responsibility for their supply chain management. Aamro owned IT systems collect real-time data for end-to-end shipment visibility.

Aamro central DCs and FSLs are in key strategic locations. The Aamro Control Tower (ACT) runs 24X7, 365 days a year to track every event on every shipment. With the right information in hand, operating facilities in the right places, and skilled teams working around the clock, Aamro knows what’s going wrong and takes swift corrective action to prevent or mitigate the impact of supply chain interruptions.

With partners like Aamro, manufacturers can spend more time on core manufacturing, after-sales services, and developing new markets, while reliable logistics specialists make certain their shipments arrive at the final destination on time.

Aamro commits to 100% mission critical logistics OTP in remote or mainstream locations. And Aamro generates real-time, client oriented KPI dashboards as proof of performance and as a way to help clients to make the right decisions at the right time.