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

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

How to “Talk your way out” of Negotiations!

Which TV channel to watch today with your family? Where to go out to dinner with your friends? What venue to decide to host that party with your spouse? All these scenarios in our day to day life imply one thing. Negotiations!! Yes, negotiations are as much a part of our daily lives as of … Continue reading How to “Talk your way out” of Negotiations!

IoT: How will it change the Management World in Manufacturing

The solution necessary in the manufacturing sector derives from maximum access to information in the face of rising costs. Hyper connectivity, analytics, robotics, and device-to-device communication are making news and significantly changing how management nightmares were perceived. Information, detail, and intelligence: the entire world survives on them and more access to data will lead directly … Continue reading IoT: How will it change the Management World in Manufacturing

5 Reasons Why You must Align Change Management to Supply Chain Implementation, Right Now!!

Do you know what’s the worst part about change? It changes your daily work schedules. Suddenly, you no longer like the new things. It’s like waking up to a whole new world, out of the blue, one morning. Except that this change happens over a period, without you realizing the small-but-consequential steps till suddenly, you’ve … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You must Align Change Management to Supply Chain Implementation, Right Now!!

Hari the mBot-Robotics in Supply Chain

What do you do when you cannot step out of office to visit a warehouse or factory for inspection? What do you do when the area of inspection is hazardous? What do you do if your presence was needed at two places but at the same time? An invention coming straight out of the Bristlecone … Continue reading Hari the mBot-Robotics in Supply Chain