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What Is Visibility?

Understand how Visibility fits into the supply chain

Visibility is the ability to track and monitor the status and location of parts, components and products as they move along through the supply chain from origin to destination. Within the logistics supply chain, visibility is very important as it underpins excellent customer service and enables companies to drive cost out of supply chains by, for example, anticipating and avoiding operational disruptions. Technology is a critical piece of maintaining visibility, with tools such as transportation management systems and artificial intelligence being frequently used.