Operations profitability and agility, through data and AI

To Succeed in the 2020s, Focus on Agility....

Jul 15, 2020 7:38:00 AM / by Sanjiv Gupta posted in Enterprise Software, Predictive analytics, Container Prioritization, Innovation Intelligence Analytics, News, Business Agility, Innovation Intelligence Paradigm Analytics, Supply Chain Visibility, global supply chain, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Deep Learning, Prescriptive analysis, AI Assistant, OpsVeda Exceptions, Real Time Analytics

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Supply Chain Challenges in the Post-COVID Era...

Jul 1, 2020 7:52:00 AM / by Sanjiv Gupta posted in Enterprise Software, Operational Intelligence, Container Prioritization, Real-time Visibility, OpsVeda Operational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Real Time Analytics, supply chain visibility, real-time storyboards, enterprise, Real time operations, global supply chain, Supply Chain, Operations, Business Analytics

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Supply Chain - Strategy & Execution

Jun 30, 2020 6:22:00 AM / by Sanjiv Gupta posted in Real-time Visibility, OpsVeda Operational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Real Time Analytics, Juni, Supply Chain, Operations, Business Analytics, Deep Learning

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How to track performance and uncover opportunities in Supply Chain!

Jun 15, 2020 2:21:00 PM / by Nandini Gautam posted in Enterprise Software, Predictive analytics, Container Prioritization, Innovation Intelligence Analytics, News, Business Agility, Innovation Intelligence Paradigm Analytics, Supply Chain Visibility, global supply chain, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Deep Learning, Prescriptive analysis, AI Assistant, OpsVeda Exceptions, Real Time Analytics

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Today’s companies continue to expand to reach global markets, but this has made control of supply chains more and more complex. Companies recognize that developing and executing successful supply chain strategies can be key to gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. A key to managing a global supply chain is having strong visibility. This has in turn prompted companies to use technologies such as ERP/MRP systems, warehouse management systems and transportation management systems. Additionally, companies are utilizing hardware technologies, hand-held scanners, GPS, tracking devices, cameras, microphones, RFID readers, wireless networks and automated warehouse systems (AGVs, Robots). Adoption of these technological tools allows more visibility than ever before.  But having the data, alone is not enough; managers now have millions and billions of bits of data to decipher and sort through. Having piles of data is not enough, supply chain managers are now faced with how to best use the data to obtain the right information to track performance, diagnose bottlenecks and uncover opportunities for continuous improvement.

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Enterprise Processes: Let Machine Learning follow the Rules

Jun 18, 2019 1:46:38 AM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Predictive analytics, User Experience, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, Engineering, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Business Analytics, Deep Learning, AI Assistant, Prescriptive Analytics

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It was the penultimate day of my trip to our San Jose office. In the evening Vikas, Dinesh & I went for a short hike at the Alviso Marina County Park. It was a beautiful trail and the hike was uneventful except for Vikas’ narration of his past exploits with a mountain lion. After the hike Dinesh said that we should grab a quick drink and I suggested a nearby Mexican joint. “The place serves amazing guacamole. You should have that with tortilla,” I tried to tempt Vikas’ mostly vegetarian palate.

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Is your hunch the next Fosbury flop?

Apr 25, 2019 1:36:53 AM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Predictive analytics, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, supply chain visibility, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Business Analytics, Deep Learning, OV-Assistant, AI Assistant

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Fosbury Flop - OpsVeda

L: Dick Fosbury doing the “Fosbury Flop” to win the high jump gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics (Source: International Olympic Committee)
R: Illustration showing path of center of gravity in the Fosbury Flop (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Author: AlanSiegrist)

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The Detailed Half Page Document!

May 6, 2017 6:27:01 AM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Predictive analytics, User Experience, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, Auto Response, Innovation Intelligence Analytics, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Business Analytics, OV-Assistant, OpsVeda Exceptions, Prescriptive Analytics

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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… A half page document with ALL the details is what I need.”

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Gartner on Visibility for Supply Chain Planning and Collaboration

Aug 31, 2016 5:58:48 PM / by Sanjiv Gupta posted in Enterprise Software, Business Execution, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, real-time storyboards, Real time operations, exceptions, Business Agility, SAP HANA, Supply Chain Visibility, Innovation, Business Analytics, track & trace, OpsVeda Exceptions, Prescriptive Analytics

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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 and lack of cross-functional linkage.

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When Moore's Growth isn't Enough...

Jul 9, 2015 9:45:23 PM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Operational Intelligence, Container Prioritization, Real Time Analytics, Supply Chain Visibility, Business Analytics, Port Congestion, OpsVeda Exceptions

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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. The numerous clicks, touches and sensors on pretty much every "thing" has been pumping out data at a pace that puts Moore's law to notice. Frequently cited examples include size of Facebook's daily log (~60 TB), data generated by a transatlantic flight (~ 650 TB) etc.

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

Sep 26, 2014 1:38:38 PM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Enterprise Software, Business Execution, Predictive analytics, Operational Intelligence, OpsVeda Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Business Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics

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"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 the inertia of physical objects and human behavior. The latter is difficult to measure, but all of us have come across umpteen situations where we have modified our natural behavior in response to an event. And mostly these are changes for the good... improved driving habits when cops/cameras are in the vicinity, hitting the gym few days before a health check-up, quarter-end scramble by sales people etc. are examples of these.  In the mentioned situations, cops, health-check up, and limited time have taken the role of Newton's "external force".

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