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
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Quality is Everyone’s concern in IoT Era – Silicon Summit Panel

Yesterday I was part of the Panel at the Silicon Summit 2017 organized by Global Semiconductor Alliance. Hundreds of Silicon Valley technocrats and executives came together to discuss next big technological shift coming up from IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Data growth and how will it impact the industry. “What are the challenges before semiconductor industry in […]

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

Future of Logistics and Supply Chain

Digital business is the new reality. New business models blurring the lines between digital and physical world by connecting people, other business entities and things to drive the revenue as well as efficiency. In the new era – every “thing” with any value, will have sensors embedding intelligence. It will continue to transmit the information […]

Mantra for successful procurement transformation

Organizations are increasingly becoming complex due to globalization and accelerated growth-organic and inorganic. While this growth is important for business, if it is not managed well, it impairs business agility thereby increasing strategic risk for the organization. Successful organizations that have mitigated this risk well have business processes that are EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, and COMPLIANT. The … Continue reading Mantra for successful procurement transformation

Address these pitfalls pro-actively to have a successful Ariba procurement transformation

Although Ariba is a cloud solution, its deployment involves lot of efforts from the customer’s business and IT teams. I have seen many engagements where customer’s team struggles to proactively address and prioritize its tasks and thereby creating a risk on project scope, timelines and user adoption of the deployed solution. The intention of my … Continue reading Address these pitfalls pro-actively to have a successful Ariba procurement transformation

Three Golden rules for SAP Ariba solutions deployment

In the last few years we have seen a massive growth in the deployment of cloud based procurement solutions across the globe. This can be the result of several factors – lower TCO, quick ROI, shorter deployment cycles – to name a few. However, what not all people realize is that it is not only … Continue reading Three Golden rules for SAP Ariba solutions deployment

Disruption and the Antifragile Supply Chain

Bristlecone’s second annual Pulse event concluded a week ago – a platform for leaders in supply chain and visionaries in technology to design their future strategies.  I’m looking through the presentations, videos and social media posts from our conference, delighted to share more content with those of you who were unable to join us in … Continue reading Disruption and the Antifragile Supply Chain