The warehousing strategies of old ensured that the same commodity was always held at the same location. Direct vendor shipments, pushed the supply chain community to establish supply network hubs that direct the actions and ensure proper visibility and billing. The next generations of warehousing now must coordinate with multiple sources, some within the manufacturing and supply, but some from external organizations.
Using visibility tools that ensure that all players within the supply network have a coordinated view is essential and needed to accommodate the complexities of today's supply chain. By investing into a warehousing hub technology, organizations can gain absolute visibility of each commodity, coordinate the delivery of the item and have clarity of status and knowledge of any delays or potential delays.