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When Moore’s Growth isn’t Enough…

Over the last 2-3 years, a lot has been written about data growing faster than hardware capabilities. Computing power has largely progressed along what Gordon Moore had predicted half a century back, and that was enough to handle the increase in data volumes. But, with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) that has changed. … Read More »

Simplification – Beyond user experience

    Last Friday’s Wall Street Journal’s Supply Chain bulletin talks about the likelihood of apps becoming a replacement for freight brokers.  The app could automate the process of looking for the best trucking deal through load-boards and freight brokers. This was yet another example of simplification I had run into in recent days. Suddenly … Read More »

Operational Intelligence in 2015 – An Idea whose time has come!

It was one of the last evenings of February 2015 and I was catching up with two of my buddies over beer. We spent the better part of the evening talking about old times. But given our association with technology, the conversation inevitably veered to what 2015 has in stock for the industry. I reaffirmed … Read More »

Bulk Orders and the Bulkier Genie

Few weeks back, Sanjiv & I were at a meeting with a major apparel brand manufacturer to present OpsVeda solutions to their team. The operations team suggested we pick an issue that couldn’t be resolved earlier, and explain how OpsVeda will make a difference in the process. One of the experienced operations’ team member suggested … Read More »

Validations vs. Exceptions

What is the difference between validations done in transaction systems and the exceptions handled in OpsVeda? This is a most frequently asked question from customers in every introductory meeting. So, I thought it might be useful to do a post that elucidates the difference. Validations are inspections/“checks” that are done to ensure whether the transactions are … Read More »

The Many Eggs of Columbus

Many of us have heard the story of Christopher Columbus being challenged by nobles at a banquet about the greatness of his discovery. They argued that if it was not for him some other Spaniard would anyway have discovered America (confused for East Asia at that time). Columbus responded by challenging his critics to make … Read More »

Ain’t broken? Just the time to fix it!

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed & direction unless acted on by an external force”.  No, this is not going to be a blog on the Basic Sciences… I mentioned Newton’s first law of motion only to highlight an interesting parallel between … Read More »

For Heaven’s sake, this is Excel!

Yesterday evening I was catching up with a friend at a nearby coffee outlet. He is the finance head for a company here providing ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook products to retail outlets across the city. Mid-way during our conversation he excused himself and picked a call from one of his team-members. The conversation was about some … Read More »

Exceptions and the Chain of Critical Events – OpsVeda

Over the weekend, an uncle of mine dropped in for a courtesy call. He is one of those gentlemen people admire for their breadth of knowledge and insatiable curiosity. After some chit-chat about family and holidays, he turned to me. “So son… how are things at work”. “Exciting… we are seeing excellent customer traction. And… … Read More »

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