Afternoon Coffee: Brexit Deal Faces Deadly Vote; When Do Retailers Seek Supply Chain Visibility?

Spend Matters —With the latest Brexit plan facing a tough vote Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking support for the deal, Bloomberg News reports.

If the plan dies as expected, she’ll have some time to formulate a Plan B. See the graphic that lays out the options, and read about the details dragging down this deal.

Big Losses, Mad Bosses
Retailers know the supply chain has the potential to deliver big losses or big gains, but seeking more visibility into it often occurs only after a big problem occurs, Supply Chain Dive reports.

“Usually it’s a major disruption like what has been happening the last two years. … Whenever something happens that causes you to miss your goals, lose money and cause your boss to be mad at you, then suddenly it becomes a problem,” Jon Slangerup, chairman and CEO of American Global Logistics (AGL), told Supply Chain Dive, which looks at the motivations for retail companies to seek technology that helps them see into their supply chains.

Slangerup also said the high numbers of retailers pursuing supply chain visibility (72%) is indicative of the size of the task ahead and not progress already made.

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