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Using Data to Create End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

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To increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience, having access to the right supply chain data is crucial. See how you can mitigate visibility issues at the first, middle and last mile.

As supply chains become increasingly complex, the need for end-to-end visibility is more important than ever. By accessing valuable data at each stage of the supply chain, businesses can help ensure higher sales, reduced inventory costs, and speedier, more efficient operations—all while improving the customer experience.

However, connecting a growing number of data streams into a single holistic view can be difficult and time-consuming, especially for businesses dealing with a fragmented supply chain, lack of established networks or inoperability between different systems.

To gain insight into the best ways to enhance data visibility, USPS commissioned proprietary interviews from leading supply chain professionals at small- to medium-sized businesses, getting their expert advice on how to identify areas for improvement and implement the appropriate solutions.[1]

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  1. [1]Daniel Zahler, “Supply Chain and Logistics,” GLG, prepared for USPS, March 2021.

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