While supply chain managers understand that uncertainty and volatility come with their territory, they also hold the responsibility to properly understand what will happen next and how to react to it. Still, many lack the insight necessary to navigate through unforeseen changes that could affect the business in any way, at any time. For a business to transform their supply chain, they must first build a solid and strategic foundation that can bring their supply chain analytics as close as possible to real time operational processes. More than ever, users need insight on demand, supply, and environmental events in real time. Embedded analytics can provide that insight and even streamline processes by automating decision-making. To help meet the challenge of supply chain volatility, leading organizations are focusing in on three key pillars for a better supply chain strategy.