E2E Visibility

End-to-End Visibility in Collaborative Business

The project is to study and clarify the principles of setting up and using downstream information in Demand-Supply Network (DSN) management to improve the network efficiency end-to-end. The focus is on the demand visibility and utilization of it in the upstream DSN.

The project is performed as a collaborative initiative with the involvement of private businesses and research institutes. It is coordinated by Nokia Mobile Phones and Business Infrastructure. True understanding of demand visibility is much harder than it seems, because of: (1) needs for visibility vary; (2) lead times, inventories and massive processing of information reduce the value of visibility from step to step; (3) For upstream chain, visibility per se does not have any information value, it is noise. 

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