Information is to the supply chain is what blood is to the cardiovascular system. Timely and efficient circulation of information is a sign of a healthy supply chain whereas, clogging at any point can prove to be fatal for the entire system. Supply chain managers have to be proactive and informed to help them make decisions that can impact the company’s bottom line, whereas an uninformed manager can do more harm than good to your businesses. From finding the right suppliers to tracking the goods throughout logistics to custom clearance at borders and beyond, real-time insight into the supply pipeline can be the saving grace for planners and managers in leveraging efficiency and productivity. The rapid advancements in automation, enterprise risk management programs, sophisticated communication networks, and single-sourcing have allowed organizations to increase efficiency and streamline their supply chains. Data analytics and predictive analysis can help you forecast potential hazards so that you are always prepared to tackle any disruptions. The value and importance of real-time monitoring in today’s globally-connected supply chain cannot be understated. At BlinkGlobal, we have experts that have a deep understanding of global supply chains. In this article, we are sharing 4 tips to effectively monitor your supply chain.