Supply Chain Visibility


Supply Chain Visibility reviews basic elements of an organisation’s supply chain and explored the difficulty of navigation between different IT systems. The concept introduces tasks performed by administrators of buyer organisations and highlights the strengths and success factors of this practice.

Technique Overview

Supply Chain Visibility Definition

Supply chain visibility (SCV) refers to the ability of relevant stakeholders in the supply chain to have ready access to relevant, accurate, timely and meaningful information. It is the process of sharing usable and useful information to assist parties in the supply chain to make better decisions to mitigate risk (Porasmaa and Ojala, 2011).

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  • Butner, K. (2007) Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility. Institute for Business Value, IBM Global Business Services: New York.
  • Christopher, M. and Lee, H. (2004) Mitigating Supply Chain Risk Through Improved Confidence. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 34(5), pp. 388-396.
  • CIPS: How do we measure up?
  • CIPS: Supply chain vulnerability.

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