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Supply Chain Hungry for Legal Tool Innovation
Puga Sankara  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Much in the legal and financial world remains constant, but technology tools can provide ways of doing things in innovative ways.
Expect Accountability from Supply Chain Operators & Partners
Puga Sankara  
11/16/2018   (1) comment
A recent wedding trip made me think about some one of the biggest complexities of moving products around the supply chain.
Ownership Is Everything: The Data Integrous System of Record
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10/26/2018   Post a comment
Data integrity is key to success. Here's a look at how to think about the topic.
Case in Point: Real Insights from an IoT Pilot in a Distribution Center
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9/28/2018   Post a comment
An IoT deployment in a distribution center can teach everybody some good lessons.
IoT-Based Labor Management Systems Offer Big Benefits
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9/7/2018   Post a comment
A labor management system can leverage IoT capabilities to get the most out of workers.
China Reminds Us What Makes America Great
Puga Sankara  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
China is pretty impressive, but it made me think about what makes America great...something that the manufacturing industry should not forget.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
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8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
Tracing Supply Chain System Evolution
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7/27/2018   Post a comment
Itís important to remember that not all distributions run the same version of software or even the same programs.
The Power of Music in Supply Chain
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7/6/2018   (2) comments
Music goes beyond language...and it might even increase productivity in the supply chain.
Image Enable Your Supply Chain, Block Chain Enable Your Images
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6/29/2018   Post a comment
Block chain is the next evolution in the history of technologies that have allowed collaboration and transparency in the supply chain.
Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking
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6/8/2018   Post a comment
Big corporate thinking can get you only so far. Entrepreneurial thinking can take you to the next level.
Winning the Smile of the User
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5/11/2018   Post a comment
Good technology implementations take time, but it's worth the effort.
42 Grams Movie Teaches Team Building
Puga Sankara  
3/23/2018   (2) comments
I saw a great movie lately, and it pointed to a great reminder about management basics.
Innovating to Create Mobile Managers in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
3/9/2018   (1) comment
The warehouse should embrace a digital mobile reality, but what is the right path forward?
3PL Panacea: The Flexible Mobile Supply Chain Platform
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3/2/2018   Post a comment
For 3PLs, flexibility is key to winning and keeping business. A mobile supply chain platform is key to creating and maintaining that flexibility.
The Ebb & Flow of Retail Supply Chain: Is AI the Answer?
Puga Sankara  
2/23/2018   (1) comment
The holidays are over, but it's never too early to look at how technology can help close supply chain gaps caused by shifting demand.
Living in the Shadow of Amazon: Learn the Lessons
Puga Sankara  
2/16/2018   (1) comment
Amazon is the elephant in the room where any supply chain conversation is happening. It's possible to take some good distribution center from those strategies.
Industry Pundits Look at Digital Disruption
Puga Sankara  
2/9/2018   (1) comment
A panel of industry luminaries tackled a range of questions about how digitalization is disrupting everything, and now organizations came out ahead.
Weighing Build Versus Buy with Supply Chain Apps
Puga Sankara  
2/2/2018   (2) comments
Having the right IT in the supply chain is critical. As always, organizations continue to need to weigh out whether to make what they need or buy the right solution.
Automation Smooths Out Seasonal Peaks & Valleys
Puga Sankara  
1/26/2018   (2) comments
Traditional manual systems for tracking warehouse workers don't give enough visibility. Today's tools, though, offer a better answer.
Threat of Robot Warehouse Invasion Overblown
Puga Sankara  
1/19/2018   (2) comments
Everyone is talking about robots taking over the warehouse, but when you talk to people in the real world it's not such a simple equation.
The Power of Amazon Prime: Changing People's Habits Changes the Game
Puga Sankara  
1/12/2018   (1) comment
Amazon's service levels shift buyer expectations and that expectation has shifted the buying habits of many consumers.
Voice Evolves the Efficiency of the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
10/13/2017   (1) comment
We've been talking about voice solutions in the warehouse for a long time, but now the technology is catching up.
Data Collection Technology Evolves for Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
9/29/2017   (1) comment
By knowing whatís in the warehouse, organizations can fulfill orders quickly, avoid shortages, reduce mispicks, and deliver the highest levels of customer service.
Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Puga Sankara  
9/22/2017   (1) comment
Bringing a variety of best practices to bear can create nearly instantaneous benefit.
Racing to Work: Hyper-Competition Demands Passion & Attitude
Puga Sankara  
9/8/2017   (1) comment
There are two ways to live: going with the flow or bringing everything you've got to what you do. I suggest the latter.
No Quick Picks: The Right Retail Technology Makes a Difference
Puga Sankara  
8/18/2017   (1) comment
Retailers canít just sell technology, but they must use technology in new and smart ways.
Retail Needs to Get Its Groove Back
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8/11/2017   Post a comment
All the talk of online killing retail may not be completely true. If retail is sick, it may be that they are not taking care of business. This adversity may be an opportunity to turn it around, come out bigger better and stronger.
Superhero Tools Inspire Consumer-Centric Design
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7/21/2017   Post a comment
Everyone wants to feel like a superhero, and a well-designed product can help support that urge.
The Internet as the Great Equalizer
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7/14/2017   Post a comment
Internet has enabled smart, intelligent, talented people all over the world. Mobile devices have changed the way we work. That's going to change our supply chains.
Smart Machine Age Shifts the Future Workforce
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6/16/2017   Post a comment
A recent panel tackled the question of how disruptive technology will change the work force.
Micromanaging for Success: Whatís Your Style?
Puga Sankara  
6/9/2017   (2) comments
To micromanage or not? That is the question.
The Smart Machine Age: Humans Need Not Apply
Puga Sankara  
5/12/2017   (1) comment
The smart machine age is coming and in some ways is here. People are going to need to work in new ways--complimentary to machines--to remain relevant.
Transformational Leadership in the Smart Machine Age
Puga Sankara  
5/5/2017   (1) comment
The high-tech electronics world needs transformational leaders to drive lasting change.
Find the Fire: Great Teams Need Passion
Puga Sankara  
4/21/2017   (3) comments
Every company needs people who have fire in their bellies. In the high-tech electronics space, though, the need is even more critical.
Connectivity & IoT Create Greater Supply Chain Data Collection Options
Puga Sankara  
3/17/2017   (1) comment
The ubiquitous nature of IoT and better ways to collect data are set to transform the way things are done in the supply chain.
7 Things About Amazon the Retail Supply Chain Needs to Know
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2017   (1) comment
The recent Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017 netted some interesting insights, particularly around how Amazon is shifting how the retail supply chain works.
Newest Supply Chain Paradigm Shift Hits Retail
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2/24/2017   Post a comment
When a paradigm shifts, everything changes. Itís a phenomenon that we are seeing in the brick and mortar commerce supply chain with the increased popularity of online shopping.
Resuscitating Retail: Big Lessons from Big Winners
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2/17/2017   Post a comment
Is the retail landscape all doom & gloom? Has e-commerce taken over everything? Donít count on the end of traditional retail quite yet.
Employee Math: When Two Plus Two is More than Four
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2/3/2017   Post a comment
The best teams have visionaries and detail people. When you do it right, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Chargebacks & Retail Compliance: Prove You Did It Right
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1/20/2017   Post a comment
An efficient image-enabled supply chain lets users to take pictures that will serve as reference able document that can be produced to refute any chargeback situations.
Image Enabled Supply Chain Promises Future Benefits
Puga Sankara  
1/6/2017   (1) comment
Tag every supply chain activity, data, and record with a picture to capture a supply chain gains.
Smart Phones Deliver Best Quality Video
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12/30/2016   Post a comment
In my quest to create the best quality video what did I find? Apple is falling further and further behind.
Emotional Investment Leads to Success
Puga Sankara  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
Are you emotionally invested in what you are doing? It is not just a secret to success, but also to a fulfilled life.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
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12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
The Trump Manifesto & the Electronics Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/18/2016   (3) comments
In the distribution center, Donald Trumps proposed changes to immigration in the United States may have unforeseen effects on the supply chain.
Logistics Carriers Should Envision an Image Enabled Supply Chain
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11/11/2016   Post a comment
Innovative companies count on logistics carriers to get stuff done. To keep up, carriers need to start thinking innovatively about how to give customers stellar service.
Fast Charging Comes to Maturity to Support Supply Chain Tasks
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10/28/2016   Post a comment
Fast charging is going to change a lot of things in the enterprise, especially factories and the supply chain.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
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10/21/2016   Post a comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Great Organizations
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10/14/2016   Post a comment
The stories of great people have the potential to inspire us to do great things with our livesÖ and in our organizations.
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.