Imagine you had the ability to see through walls. You’d be able to know instantly if your coat is hanging in the closet, if your dog is behaving poorly in the adjacent room, or if you in fact left your car keys in the ignition after coming home from the grocery store. X-ray vision would allow you to have greater insight into things previously unseen, which would not only make your life easier but also more efficient.
Now, imagine if supply chain planners and managers had the same capability when it comes to container load management and being able to access the right parts in the right container at the right time to ensure planned productions continue as scheduled. Wouldn’t X-ray vision be quite the value proposition for planners in achieving greater visibility about the quantity and condition of parts within any given container, especially given the variant-rich nature and constantly shifting variables and constraints in the automotive supply chain?