Creating global visibility across supply chain planning is a major challenge for many manufacturing companies. Planning is ineffective because a planner has to monitor many areas. Thus, he cannot focus on the essential problems. Generally, there is intransparency in your supply chain network and proactive monitoring is not possible. Suppliers and customers are insufficiently included in your supply chain planning, because supply chain planning ends at your company's border. Address these challenges because improving visibility into your supply chain facilitates problem solving and continuous supply chain improvements become possible.