E2 Logistics Visibility
Today’s supply networks are increasingly complex and prone to sudden, unpredictable changes. Generally, supply networks are managed—not by unified systems that can effectively share information using compatible data models—but by disparate ERP, SCM, or logistics systems that are often incapable of providing you with critical demand-supply information. A lack of logistics visibility and unpredictable lead times results in poor delivery performance, missed revenue opportunities, and unwanted inventory buffers at numerous control points across the logistics network.
With E2 Logistics Visibility, you are provided with reliable answers to your time-sensitive logistics questions—where are my shipments? Will they be on time? How does a shipment delay impact my ability to fulfill demand? E2 Logistics Visibility allows you to effectively monitor all material movements across logistics nodes and control points as shipments move from points of origin at supplier locations to destination points at your sites or warehouses. As a result, you can track actual lead times between logistics nodes, as well as quickly identify potential delays. E2 Logistics Visibility not only tracks estimated times of arrival (ETAs) for every shipment, it also calculates the impact of potential shipment delays at each of your locations. This facilitates fast, intelligent decision making so that shipments can be rerouted or expedited to accommodate for logistics issues.
- Near real-time visibility into shipment status
- Logistics data capture, including ETA updates from carriers
- Projected inventory levels and days of supply (DOS)
- Support of import security filing requirements
- Exception-based workflows
- Configurable workspace and email alerts
- KPIs/business analytics support
- Ad hoc reporting capabilities
- Reduced inventory levels
- Increased operational efficiency
- Higher predictability and on-time shipment delivery ratios
- Proactive resolutions to potential issues
- Lead-time tracking
- Improved customer service
E2 Logistics Visibility is designed to minimize total cost of ownership (TCO) via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The product is deployed as an on-demand managed service, meaning that E2open is responsible for complete software, hardware, solution configuration, onboarding and training of trading partners, as well as operating the system to global performance-based service-level agreements (SLAs). This allows companies to rapidly deploy E2 Logistics Visibility, resulting in faster time to value with minimal IT investment.