Why New Antifragility Index?

Today, Bristlecone announced the launch of “Antifragility Index”. http://www.www.bcone.com/bristlecone-launches-worlds-first-antifragility-index/ I am getting many messages since this morning asking more info about it, so I thought a post would help understand – why new antifragility index? As we are all discussing innovations, disruptions, digital transformations for last few years, industry execs know change is coming their […]

The Future of Business is Transparent

Businesses exist and endure when they know whom their customers…

Is Your Supply Chain Changing With The Times?

Business Conditions That Existed A Decade Ago Are No Longer Relevant When it comes to business processes, we want them to be as efficient as possible. To do so, we tend to build them into the system. Just like we have a Standard Operating Procedure for a task, we are tempted to have a SOP for […]

Are you ready for Disruptive Innovation?

Can disruption and innovation go hand-in-hand? I often wonder about this, as I hear the word ‘disruption’ quite often. Over time, I have come to understand that disruptive innovation is characterized by two attributes. One, the new innovation is a new way of doing business within an established industry. Two, this new way of doing […]

The New Answer To ‘How To Keep Customers Happy’: Positive Disruptions In The Supply Chain

For businesses, the very idea that disorder can lead to growth and movement is unthinkable. However, could it be possible that there are business models that gain from chaos and disruption? Is this kind of positive evolution achievable by any and every business, and under all circumstances? Think of this radical concept: An antifragile entity looks […]

Supply Chains get smarter with Artificial Intelligence

Having missed a dear niece’s birthday and trying to make up for it, I browsed through my regular gifting site last week. Sarah greeted me, asking how she could help me. So as I said, “Hi, I forgot my niece’s birthday”, Sarah responded with “What does Khushi like?” “Hmm, basketball and phones are her latest … Continue reading Supply Chains get smarter with Artificial Intelligence

SAP Info Day for Procurement October 5, 2017 Sinsheim, Germany

The SAP Ariba Info Day in Sinsheim on October 5th, 2017 was another clear indication that integrated sourcing and procurement has become a core element in the digital transformation strategy of most leading companies, be it in the manufacturing, retail or financial services industry. More than 200 participants followed a versatile mixture of latest software … Continue reading SAP Info Day for Procurement October 5, 2017 Sinsheim, Germany

Procurement – How innovation can bring visibility

Fifteen years ago, when I first worked on a procurement spend analytics engagement with a big aerospace company, the stated objective in the first slide was ‘to get the spend visibility across multiple plants globally and then to rationalize it to identify potential savings.’ Last week I heard an executive from a manufacturing company asking, ‘how … Continue reading Procurement – How innovation can bring visibility

SAP HANA Geo-Spatial Features

SAP HANA Geospatial processing feature was launched with SAP HANA SP6.This enables organizations to store their Geospatial data along with Business data in the same instance of HANA. By extending the HANA Platform capabilities customers can perform operations on spatial data like calculating the distance between geometries, determining the union or intersection of multiple objects. … Continue reading SAP HANA Geo-Spatial Features