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The Emergence of Disruptive Supply Chain Technologies in 2018

Developments in technology are moving at an exponential rate. In fact, several of them, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and blockchain have matured and stabilized enough to be used in industrial settings in…

Addressing Critical Challenges in Supply Chain Management

In today’s business landscape, supply chain management is fraught with challenges as it is becoming more complex by the day. Hidden risks pose a significant threat as businesses continue to struggle to keep their supply chain under control. The increasing challenge to create and retain…

Comprehending the Internet of Things (IoT) and Its Growing Relevance

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be gradually yet steadily getting woven into the fabric of daily living. From industrial machines to wearable devices, IoT’s true potential lies in making us more efficient. The future of technology leverages on the sheer volume of data…

Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to Streamline Logistics and Transportation

The growing number of devices that are being connected has made the Internet of Things (IoT) a key technology for businesses across industries, and the supply chain is no exception. The tightening market competition combined with the complexity of consumer demands and digital disruption has…

Understanding the Impact of DDMRP on Supply Chain Management

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning or DDMRP is the recent methodology that is garnering significant traction in Supply Chain Management. It builds upon the supply chain principles such as Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, and Postponement Strategy in order to reduce production costs but at…

Nine Key Scenarios to Keep in Mind before Adopting Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP)

While the whole idea of implementing DDMRP in a manufacturing organization sounds tempting, a deep research on the methodology makes one suspicious of the benefits being claimed by its evangelists. For instance, the much talked about 97%-100% on time fill rate performance cannot be achieved…

Looping to the Past, Hyperlooping into the Future

With BITSians day around the corner, I couldn’t help dive down memory lane - hashtagging our ID numbers, posting old lean-framed pictures of self with batchmates, remembering wing birthday parties, weighing FIFA nights versus compre nights in our minds, revising jargon that became a part…

Key Takeaways from Sapphire 2017

May 24, 2017
SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 was an awesome conference, as usual. Our customers presented incredible benefits they have experienced with multiple SAP solutions. We shared our experience with our own implementation S/4 HANA, an endeavor we completed in just 6 weeks, and is the lynchpin of our…

What Makes Supply Chains Sexy?

June 21, 2016
Say supply chain and words like manufacturing, trucks, warehouse management, quality, logistics, and so on immediately come to mind. One rarely thinks of that sexy halter dress or that cool virtual reality headgear for instance. Yet supply chains are exactly that – as sexy as…