By Harold Moss, CEO of Tautuk Inc.
Observability is the capability to comprehend and evaluate the state of a system based on its outputs. In the supply chain and logistics industries, observability is critical for providing value in the form of improved processes, security, and decreased inefficiencies. However, traditional sensors only focus on collecting and monitoring data from pre-defined sources, often ignoring valuable data insights that are hidden within the system. "Actionable Observability" takes a wider approach to data collection, enabling the identification of valuable insights and opportunities from a variety of sensors that can improve the system and increase business value. Customers can leverage the discovered insights and transform them into actions, such as understanding the degradation of a system to implement preventative maintenance. This results in real value savings in terms of business and employee efficiency and satisfaction. By implementing Actionable Observability, supply chain, and logistics industries can unlock the full potential of their system and drive their business forward by utilizing all available sensor data.
Below are 3 elements of an actionable observability strategy that are often disregarded by conventional sensor technologies that transform into real-life value.
Gatherings of Information and Opportunities
Actionable Observability takes a broader approach to data collection. It collects not only system data, such as motion or humidity, but also collects other data that is often ignored, such as energy, temperature, sounds, vibrations, and changes in behavior. These data points can provide valuable insights into the state of the system that traditional sensors can't capture.
Insights from Aggregating Gatherings
Once the data is collected, the next step is to aggregate it and turn it into insights. Aggregating data allows for the identification of security events, changes in operation that affect reliability or performance, and other valuable information that can help improve the system. Actionable Observability takes the data that is often ignored and turns it into useful information that can improve overall systems.
Opportunities for Increased Business Value
By using the insights gained through Actionable Observability, supply chain, and logistics industries can transform their operations to increase business value. This can be through improved operations, better security, or increased reliability. By embracing these new opportunities, organizations can optimize their more valuable resources, their people, to ultimately build and grow their businesses.
In summary, traditional visibility only provides a limited view of any system. Actionable Observability takes a broader approach to data collection, allowing for the identification of valuable insights and opportunities that can improve the system and increase business value. By taking action based on these insights, supply chain, and logistics industries can prevent system failures and security breaches, and optimize their operations for greater success now and in the future.