Supply Chain Visibility: What You Need to Know

Category: Supply Chain July 3, 2014

The ability to track inventory in transit from the manufacturer to its destination is extremely important. And yet this process can quickly and easily become convoluted if one step within that supply chain is mishandled.

Because each link of the supply chain has its own schedule, budget, and projections, that information must be communicated and shared effectively to reduce risk for errors. When choosing to only focus on each department individually, the supply chain as a whole will be neglected.

A supply chain must be visible not only to the shipper, but to the receiver as well, and a good supply chain will strengthen the relationship between the two. Increasing visibility will also reduce costs for those involved.

According the Aberdeen Report, the key factors driving increased visibility are operational pressures of growing complexity and the need to improve speed and accuracy.

Creating a more collaborative and coordinative environment can increase supply chain efficiencies. Organizations should develop specific data requirements to be shared between partners. Sharing information between tiers will strengthen trust within each part of the supply chain.

If you’re looking to gain supply chain visibility and insight, look no further than Hanson Logistics. Hanson supply chain visibility encompasses transportation as well as warehousing, allowing customers to benefit from standardized processes across multiple logistics activities and locations.

Michigan Fruit Guesstimate is Optimistic After Brutal Winter

Category: Hanson Corporate,Refrigerated Transportation July 17, 2014

Every year Michigan fruit growers and processors gather to forecast the yield they expect for the coming season. After a long and harsh winter, there was more than enough reason for concern coming into the 59th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate. However, Michigan farmers are cautiously optimistic for this year’s specialty crops. Andrew Janson, president of Read the full article…

Throwback Thursday: Breaking New Ground

Category: Frozen Warehousing,Hanson Corporate July 24, 2014

Time flies. It’s hard to believe that 7 (seven!) years ago, the Hanson Logistics food manufacturers management team broke ground on our 14,500,000 cu. ft. Chicago Consolidation Center. Since then, the building has received three expansions, each reflecting the growing momentum of the Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation program. We are now able to service surrounding areas with efficient Read the full article…