COVID-19: why real-time visibility is a game changer for supply chains

In this webcast, panelists discuss the importance of supply chain end-to-end visibility beyond COVID-19.

Related topics COVID-19 Supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the more data and insights enterprises have about their own operations, customers and suppliers, the better prepared they are for disruption. The crucial challenge, however, is that most companies struggle with visibility throughout their supply chain, especially beyond tier-one suppliers. In fact, according to a recent EY poll, only 6% of respondents are very confident in their systems and capabilities for end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Without end-to-end visibility, enterprises may lose out on opportunities for demand sensing, operational efficiencies, identification of risks, stronger collaboration with suppliers and many more benefits.

Our latest webcast examines:

  • Why companies continue to struggle with supply chain visibility — even after countless attempts at improving their systems and capabilities
  • How some enterprises used supply chain visibility to monitor networks in real time and effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis
  • How advanced technologies (e.g., internet of things, control tower, digital twins and blockchain) can help improve supply chain visibility
  • Why effective sales and operations planning (S&OP) leading to integrated business planning is more critical than ever in a post-COVID-19 world
  • The intensified need for visibility as companies look to global economic recovery


  • Glenn Steinberg, EY Global and EY Americas Supply Chain Leader


  • Matthew Burton, EY EMEIA Supply Chain Leader and EY Global Supply Chain Solution Leader
  • Anne Johnston Weaver, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jerry Gootee, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing Sector Leader
  • Andrew Byer, Associate Director, Global Supply Network Operations, Procter and Gamble

Explore EY resources on responding to COVID-19.


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