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

Cognitive transformation of the Supply Chain: Its Influence on the bottom line

The idea of cognitive computing is fairly new, yet it has gripped the world’s imagination. In every business conference, thought leaders are referring to analytic’s, process automation and the Internet of Things, or IoT. It is only natural for us to wonder how this transformation can be applied to specific business domains, especially one as […]

Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Business Imperatives for a Supply Chain

Ever since Bitcoin – a cryptocurrency and online payment system using virtual currency – made inroads in 2013, Blockchain (the technology behind the Bitcoin platform), has grabbed attention of all. This is because Blockchain technology is extendable across industries, and is not restricted to Finance. In fact, it will be prudent to say that Blockchain … Continue reading Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Business Imperatives for a Supply Chain

IoT and Supply Chain: Threats and Opportunities Ahead for Global Businesses

The Internet of Things is expected to generate a plethora of data (terms like zettabytes, petabytes and exabytes are being bandied about) as machines talk to machines and with sensors on absolutely every object or person! It is now an accepted fact that companies get a lot of valuable insights and information from this data […]

FEEL THE PULSE OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Every business aims to be the best, but the changing demands of the global marketplace makes it difficult for them to stay relevant. That’s when business firms look out in the open to find an answer, to find companies with similar pain points and the solutions used to overcome them. Hence businesses, especially those in … Continue reading FEEL THE PULSE OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN