Green Win

Sustainability of any system or organization depends on the sustainability of the environment it operates in. It stands to the reason that sustainability of business organizations depends on the sustainability of the global supply chain environment they operate in. And that, in turn, depends on the sustainability of the globe itself. The globe is warming,…

Data-Oil the Supply Chain

At 221B Baker Street in London, standing by the bronze pedestrian statue of the legendary consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, I could not help but recollect his thoughtful advice in murder investigation ‘A Study in Scarlett’, “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” For the multiple entities, roles, activities and functions involved…

Bank On

Interchangeably and often synonymously as they may be used though, the terms ‘Capital’ and ‘Money’ are different from each other. Capital is a factor or instrument of production. It comprises assets viz. property, cash, inventory, equipment, skilled resources, patents, brand identity, balance sheets, etc. used by a business to produce goods or services for customers.…

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…