Determining When and How to Reopen Your Business with COVID-19 Tableau DashboardsBy: Adam Nathan | July 7th, 2020
No matter what industry you’re in, odds are you’ve been impacted by coronavirus in one way or another. As a result, the ability to be proactive when it comes to monitoring trends and tracking disruptions within your business is paramount.
From a lack of supply chain visibility and the ability to mitigate risks, to simply not having access to the data required to make well-informed decisions, many businesses have simply been left in the dark when it comes to being able to analyze the state of their operation.
Shining a Light on Your Business
So without that information, how do you climb out of that black hole and determine if you’re ready to reopen?
- Use your data to identify areas for improvement before reopening
- Determine & analyze the current condition of your supply chain
- Meet demand so your business can get back to pre-pandemic efficiency
Here’s a closer look:
Back to Business Dashboard
Lacking the information to ensure the pieces are in place to reopen your stores and branches? Have no fear, this dashboard will give you access to the critical data you need to make that determination swiftly and confidently. The use case we leveraged for this one highlights decisions facing a regional manager in the effort to reopen retail storefronts to the public, considering federal, state/ local guidelines, company policy, and employee and public safety.
Why Is It Important for Your Business?
Quite simply, it’s one of the most useful resources for retailers who are getting back to business and planning to reopen their stores or branches. Our clients who have implemented the dashboard have been able to make a number of data-driven decisions and stay on top of the latest guidelines from government officials.
When we consider the states which are currently seeing an increase in Coronavirus cases, some retailers are deciding to close stores to curtail the risk of it spreading (e.g. the Apple stores in Florida). These stores are now monitoring their regions closely to better understand how their business may be impacted and what they need to do to reopen when the time is right. Even beyond that in New York, where stores are only just starting to open up, our retail clients are using the dashboard to determine what their competition is doing whether they should be following the same protocol.
For more, check out our recent webinar on-demand, “Using Data to Get Back to Business After COVID-19” to learn how to use your data to determine how to respond to shifting challenges as you start the process of reopening.
Supply Chain Monitoring Dashboard
Questions about your supply chain and specific suppliers? By utilizing this dashboard you’ll be able to clearly see the impact COVID-19 has had on your business, determine how the location of your suppliers affects you, and how new suppliers can help you meet demand. It will also enable you to closely monitor supply chain risks today and in the future—allowing you to pivot quickly while ensuring you’re able to meet demand and keep your business running smoothly.
Why Is It Important for Your Business?
The disruption we’ve seen across supply chains in recent months has been devastating. We’ve all experienced the lack of supply of essential items at our local stores and the hoarding mentality which has brought about additional strain. Bottom line? This isn’t the last time we’ll see our supply chains under significant stress. COVID-19 is an extreme event, but unfortunately it will not be the last. That’s why there’s never been a more important time for supply chain professionals, across all industries, to take the necessary steps to continually monitor their supply chain and reduce risk. That includes everything from:
- Monitoring tier 1 and 2 suppliers and knowing where they are located
- What measures those suppliers have in place in the event of another pandemic
- Having a plan in place to pivot and change suppliers if needed
- Staying agile and keeping a backup, updated list of potential suppliers
We hosted a webinar on this very subject—”Examining the Impact of Coronavirus on Supply Chain & EDI Teams.” There is a lot of great information we pulled together based on what we’re hearing from supply chain clients. Be sure to check it out on-demand!
Ready to Get Started? Our Experts Can Help
If you’re ready to dive right in and see exactly where you stand, then click here to download our complimentary COVID-19 Tableau dashboards so you can start analyzing your business today.
You can even choose to have our experts help you implement your dashboards and take them to the next level! Let them guide your teams through best practices and help you customize these vizzes so you can get all the information you need to reopen your business and continue mastering your supply chain.
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