First, we asked three vital questions:
- What if we need to explore alternate routes to market?
- Do current production flows make sense when some customers are shutting down while others are ramping up?
- How can data and analytics help us make real-time decisions that will keep supply chains functioning effectively?
How is satellite data helping us make better choices?
Knowing what is happening on the ground is key. Satellite data tells us what is going on in ports around the world. This means we know where the biggest challenges are. Analytics are helping us make intelligent decisions and act fast to manage congestion and delays. This knowledge means we can anticipate issues and re-route material flows to minimize disruption.
This insight enables our client to make better decisions and keep vital goods flowing. But it also helps our client’s people. The stress and anxiety involved in making judgement calls in times of crisis is huge. Giving people access to real-time data helps them make more informed decisions and takes some of that pressure away.
How can historical production patterns help us shape operational plans?
As well as maintaining the supply of vital goods, we also wanted to enable our client to keep track of demand and run their operations effectively and efficiently. By analyzing current and historical sales orders as well as production patterns over the last 12 months, we’re giving our client the tools to determine whether to pause, reduce, or ramp up their production runs.