Definition

supply chain visibility (SCV)

Supply chain visibility (SCV) is the ability of parts, components or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. The goal of SCV is to improve and strengthen the supply chain by making data readily available to all stakeholders, including the customer. Supply chain visibility technology promotes quick response to change by allowing privledged users to take action and reshape demand or redirect supply.

According to Patrick Penfield from the the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, a supply chain visibility program should dovetail with a disaster recovery process.

This was last updated in October 2009
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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