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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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An Operations Leader’s Awakening

Jan 27, 2019 11:01:07 PM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Predictive analytics, Operational Intelligence, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Artificial Intelligence, Customer Success, Innovation, Deep Learning, AI Assistant, OpsVeda Exceptions

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A Poetic take on the needs of Operations and Supply Chain Leaders, and how process automation with OpsVeda changes the game!

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The Problem with Intuition!

Jun 11, 2018 8:28:07 PM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Enterprise Software, Business Execution, Operational Intelligence, Business Development, Real Time Analytics, real-time storyboards, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, AI Assistant

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Intuition

 

It was a winter morning over two decades ago. My class mates and I had braved the cold to turn up at the IIT Kanpur airfield to carry out experiments required to complete our course. The excitement was palpable because most of us were going to fly for the first time.

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3 Reasons why Retailers need an Operational Intelligence Platform

Mar 27, 2018 3:05:17 PM / by Ratheesh posted in Enterprise Software, Business Execution, User Experience, Operational Intelligence, supply chain visibility, Juni, Real time operations, channel management, News, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, AI Assistant, Real Time Analytics

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The supply chain is a complicated beast. From warehouse fulfillment through to the point of sale, there are a number of processes that can break down at any time and impact your business. Supply chain management monitors the flow of goods and services so you save time, reduce costs and provide better customer service. Here are three reasons why you need OpsVeda in 2018.

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When Opportunity Knocks, Do You Hear?

Oct 16, 2017 5:35:41 PM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, User Experience, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, real-time storyboards, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Innovation, Deep Learning

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Any-Given-Sunday-Al-Pacino

 

"... 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 fight for that inch.  …cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the **** difference between WINNING and LOSING, between LIVING and DYING. … "   -  Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday

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Deep Learning for a Deep Supply Chain

Jun 1, 2017 9:01:49 AM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Operational Intelligence, the last mile, supply chain visibility, Real time operations, channel management, tier 2 partner, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, global supply chain, Innovation, track & trace, Deep Learning, edge computing

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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 for its reach even in remote rural areas, enabled in large part by these very channel partners they wanted to terminate. Our conversation went something like this:

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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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Stale Data – Is the tale getting stale?

Jul 20, 2016 11:12:20 AM / by Ratheesh Raveendran posted in Business Execution, Operational Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, real-time storyboards, Real time operations, Business Agility, Supply Chain Visibility, Uncategorized

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