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When Opportunity Knocks, Do You Hear?

“… You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because, in either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. …The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in every break of the game every minute, every second. On this team, we … Read More »

Deep Learning for a Deep Supply Chain

It was early 2004 and I was catching up with a friend from my college days.  He was the regional head for a Consumer Goods major in India, and told me about changes they were making to streamline operations. That included consolidating the number of stockists and wholesalers. I was puzzled because the company was known … Read More »

The Detailed Half Page Document!

Recently I overheard a conversation between two of my colleagues. One was requesting inputs for a task assigned, while the other was protesting that he didn’t have the time to prepare detailed documentation. The term “detailed documentation” appeared to send a shudder down the requestor’s spine. He promptly replied, “Please don’t give me anything lengthy… … Read More »

Gartner on Visibility for Supply Chain Planning and Collaboration

Since the advent of BI, organizations of all sizes have pushed to broaden their spectrum of analytical insights.  Of course, a key motivator for this effort was to improve operational efficiency. In many organizations, these efforts did not deliver to the management’s expectation. The root causes for the failure in most cases are information latency … Read More »

Stale Data – Is the tale getting stale?

  Manager: That shipment is still here? We had agreed to expedite! Team member: It went out at 5:00 AM today. The warehouse confirmed over the phone. It won’t be there in your report but should show up when you download tomorrow. Sounds familiar? It will be to anyone who monitors business on an hourly … Read More »

IoT with Real-time Intelligence – Mid-Market’s Colt for Operational Execution?

For most of us words like big data, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and real-time analytics conjure up images of innovative companies and new business models.  Whether it is Uber matching taxis to riders, eBay helping sellers set optimal initial bids, NYPD determining gunshot locations, NEST reducing energy use, or airlines applying dynamic pricing, the common denominator is … Read More »

When Supply Chain Managers turn Hansel & Gretel…

As kids many of us read the fairytale of Hansel & Gretel being abandoned in the forest by their step-mother, and how they dropped stones and breadcrumbs to leave a trail to get back home. With increasing incidents of product recall, and regulations like FSMA and DSCSA, many supply chain managers frequently find themselves in … Read More »

OpsVeda CEO Sanjiv Gupta speaking at SAP RETAIL FORUM 2015

Sunnyvale, CA. – October 20, 2015 – OpsVeda announced that their CEO Sanjiv Gupta will be speaking at the SAP Retail Forum 2015 at Eden Roc, Miami, FL. The forum is an annual event that showcases market leading practices and technologies for the retail industry. This year the focus is on digital customer journeys and … Read More »

OpsVeda Announces General Availability of Version 6.0 of its Business Execution Platform

OpsVeda today announced the release of version 6.0 of its cloud based Business Execution Platform. This is a generally available version and incorporates a holistically redesigned user interface, improved performance and new business content. Since its introduction, the OpsVeda platform has become an important tool for operations and supply chain teams to increase revenue and … Read More »

Operations defines User Experience

Last week, I was checking out two e-commerce platforms to buy a room freshener.  I use a lesser known (and less popular) brand.  So, I was not surprised when the first platform flashed an out-of-stock sign. The second one listed it as available – but strangely the seller was the same as in the first … Read More »

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