Control Tower Visibility
MercuryGate Control Tower Visibility gives top down and bottom up end-to-end shipment visibility of multi-modal, multi-leg shipments from point of origin to destination for all trading partners. The Control Tower captures data operationally from various parties and centralizes management capability while continuously monitoring the status of all the events.
This door-to-door transportation visibility is the MercuryGate Golden Thread concept - where in the transportation chain are the goods located. The Russian doll concept reflects how the goods are packaged. Just like the Russian doll is a doll within a doll, the goods are items placed into boxes stacked on skids located in a container. The Russian doll concept melded with the location of the goods in the golden thread allows users to see the location of detailed SKU's (even serial numbers) and dynamically change routes based on the needs of the business. It is a valuable decision support and operational tool that enables rapid, often automated, real–time response to changes in shipment status and customer demand.
The information gathered throughout this process provides the data necessary for rich analytics and complex sophisticated event management and reporting.