Control Tower in Supply Chain

Control Towers are the central management function in a Supply Chain. It is a combination of System, Process and People that manages and guides the entire supply chain.

Control Tower Operations

It provides a central one view for all the trading partners in the supply chain.

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Logistics Providers
  • Warehouse opertaors

all of them on the same page with a single source of supply chain truth



Analytics and Dashboard in Supply Chain

A dashboard is a key component of a supply chain control tower.

It provides a bird’s eye view of the entire supply chain. As can be seen in this picture, the dashboard gives in one single glance




  1. Current Open procurement statistics across the globe
  2. How much of the current orders at risk
  3. What is the OTD (On Time Delivery) performance of suppliers
  4. How much of advance shipment notice is provided by the suppliers
  5. How are the demand and supply are matching
  6. How is the current inventory at various locations
  7. What are the global news that may affect my supply chain

As supply chain executives have very little time to go through day to day operational details, they need a system to alert them on the move.

Integrated Supply Chain

Integrated supply chain is an essential component of Supply Chain Control Tower. If all the parties in a supply chain are in their own islands, the supply c

hain is not integrated and the quality of data that flows through a supply chain is not good enough to run a control tower.


Key Integration has to happen on

  1. Orders
  2. Shipments
  3. Inventory
  4. Forecasts
  5. Invoices

TPSynergy provides an integrated supply chain as a service and makes it easy for supply chain executives to deploy a supply chain control tower quickly

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