New sensors help reduce supply chain risks

Better sensors help companies reduce shipping risks and react faster to disruptions, but costs and deployment challenges are still slowing adoption.

According to a Capgemini Consulting survey released last week of 337 executives from large global manufacturing and retail organizations, only 15 percent said that the majority of data from the extended supply chain is accessible to their organization. In five years, that number jumps to 54 percent.

And 94 percent said that they see supply chain visibility tools as the biggest technology enablers.

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