Warehousing Wealth

Consumer delight itself is a product of a desired product of high quality and on-time delivery service. Once a product is manufactured, its quality depends on the storage, handling and delivery processes. And all of these are guided and managed through a warehouse. The real value of the product, which is the basic source of…

Inventory Inferno

A whopping 91% of plastic produced on our planet is left unrecycled, observed an eye-opening news article by National Geographic Society last month. In about 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced so far, over 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded every day, with 80% of them simply becoming non-biodegradable litter. Much the…

Innovation Value Chain

As bewildering as it may seem, Intel Corporation was publicly awarded for fundamentally the same reason the great Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was imprisoned for. Innovation. While Galileo’s innovation was his intelligent observations supporting heliocentrism as opposed to the erstwhile popular belief in geocentrism, Intel’s innovation is its development of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing…

Synergies of Perspectives in Supply Chain

Opinions and perspectives are vital determinants of decisions in all walks of life. They are physically invisible but manifest themselves through decisions which create physical effects. Democritus, the ancient Greek scholar popularly known as the ‘laughing philosopher’ said, “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space, everything else is opinion”. Thus, the fundamental commonality in existence…

Visibility Augmentation Analytics

A supply chain leader is responsible for enhancing organizational productivity and operational efficiency through sourcing, manufacturing, delivery and aftermarket services. This requires continuous visibility. Not just at every stage in the supply chain, but real-time visibility every instant. This real time supply chain visibility can only be achieved through integration of the various entities, technology…

All the way

The previous post on tactical solutions to logistics problems in India was a sequel to its predecessor on how there is yet a long way to go. This one goes further. Another way, if you will, showing the shining star in global economy, to go all the way. Investments in Logistics usually only seem to give…

Treading Tactically

With our government granting infrastructure status to logistics, the scope of the sector expanded to include multimodal logistics parks, cold chain and warehousing facilities, urban public transport, roads, highways and bridges, ports, shipyards, inland waterways, airports, railway tracks, tunnels, viaducts, stations and adjoining commercial infrastructure. This welcome move notwithstanding, the scope of problems too increases…

Way to go, yet a long way to go

Ability of an organization to compete effectively in global markets is mainly determined by the quality, the price and the speed of delivery of goods and services from producer or provider to consumer. And competition forces businesses to operate at highest possible efficiency levels across functions to avoid losing market share to competitors. That efficiency…