Coming into 2022, supply-chain leaders are focused on streamlining their operations to ensure that every process and procedure is as efficient and cost effective as possible. Even with the disruption that COVID has brought, now more than ever is a critical time for leaders to focus efforts on an investment for digital solutions that will help bring visibility in real-time to operations. As a matter of fact, a recent study by Mckinsey shows that 77% of supply chain organizations plan on making a digital investment for better visibility into operations. With the abundance of tools to evaluate, how can leaders decipher which is the best to implement? Making a digital investment in supply chains comes down to ensuring the solution you find is not only capable of providing real-time visibility, but also offers insights into unique trends that will help you plan more efficient operations.

Real-Time Visibility is Crucial

In order to evaluate progress in operations, supply-chain leaders need insight into what is happening in real-time. By utilizing technology to collect this information, instead of traditional paper forms or delayed reporting by team members, the effort of teams to manually collect and even accurately input data is a thing of the past. With data collection being automated, workers daily tasks can be more focused on executing good work and not on clerical tasks. The right tools lead to increased engagement, ultimately allowing companies to unlock data to find out what’s happening on the factory floor in real-time.

Companies still on paper and with no digital transformation plans are already behind, and those in the midst of or completing digital transformation will have the competitive advantage. As McKinsey notes, digital is no longer optional. Capitalizing on data from workers gives businesses greater insight into operations to better track what matters most in-the-moment. Data captured digitally provides leading indicators that support real-time visibility for decision making, workforce engagement, and continuous improvement. 

Identify Trends through Digital Investments

When data collection is automated, leaders are able to spend more time to identify patterns and trends, and act quickly on the information. The outcome is capturing data at the most important point in the improvement cycle: with the worker at the point where work occurs. Companies will ultimately propel their own digital transformation forward with technology.  

Overall, investing in digital solutions is the largest trend in business today, and if you haven’t done so, you’re already behind. Companies that already made strides toward getting workers connected to digital tools prior to the pandemic were more agile and adapted better to the future of work. They also reported improvements in operations and became resilient and competitive in the face of future challenges.  

Anvl: Real-Time Findings for Continuous Improvement

Getting your company up-to-speed with digital transformation is easier than you think with Anvl’s mobile Connected Worker software. With over 90% user engagement, it brings workers and supervisors into better communication, using better data and streamlined digital workflows that improve worker safety, efficiency, operations and quality across the board. Learn more today by clicking here to see how Anvl works, and be sure to contact our experts to see how Anvl can drive continuous improvement.