In life, if you're not improving you're only getting worse. And nothing could be truer of this maxim than supply chains in the modern era. With on-the-fly customer demands ticker-taping across your computer screen, old supply chain systems and "that's the way we've always done it" reasoning have to be shoveled into the incinerator. These crutches simply cannot meet the timing and quality needs of manufacturers today. But satisfying your customer base, as well as the customers you're reaching for, isn't your only quandary. Uncle Sam would also like you to upgrade your supply chain network as regulations are as fluid as ever. And he doesn't tend to take "no" for an answer. But in the end, it's about being profitable. And as Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation surmises, the visibility and accuracy that modern systems can provide will keep you on course and ensure you're not watching money pass you by while your supply chain network game is stuck in the past.