Responding to COVID-19: Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions with MeRLIN

COVID-19 turned out to be a black swan event that is disrupting the global economy and supply chains unlike any crisis in the last few decades. Empty supermarket shelves and consumers desperate for supplies have become a common sight worldwide. It has put business leaders around the world under immense Continue Reading

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Kumar Mallampalli

COVID-19 Should Change How We Think About Supply Chain Risk Costs

Eight years ago, I published a post on HBR, that summarized extensive research I had undertaken to understand how risk creates cost in any supply chain. My work was different from most other supply chain risk research in that I was concerned with how risk creates actual, every-day cost in Continue Reading

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Carlos Alvarenga
Advisory Board Member at RheinBrücke IT Consulting

Bring Strategy into Your Sourcing

As businesses today are navigating through a disruptive and turbulent economic climate, they need to strive to adapt themselves to achieve a robust and sustainable supply chain. It is likely that companies can navigate through most of the unpredictable conditions to a great extent if they can intelligently acquire goods Continue Reading

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Kumar Mallampalli

How To Avoid Disruptions In your Supply Chain?

How To Avoid Disruptions In your Supply Chain? Supply Chain disruption is probably one of the biggest fears shared by nearly all manufacturing supply chain planning professionals. Even the most established supply chains may be destabilized due to a myriad of reasons like the recent outbreak of the pandemic Covid-19, Continue Reading

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Kumar Mallampalli

Setting up a high-performance scalable real-time data processing engine

What is the context? We wanted to develop an auction module for our flagship product MeRLIN. An e-Auction by nature is time-bound, where participants from across the globe login and submit their bids. During this period, the system is expected to provide competitive information on the participant’s bids against other Continue Reading

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Viswanathan Srinivasan

Top 3 Sourcing Focus Areas to look for in 2020

As we welcome an exciting yet challenging 2020, the impact and significance of Supply Chain Optimization in the success of organizations become more evident and prominent However, increased Globalization of Supply chain and associated geopolitics, quality, security and compliance issues continue to pose overwhelming challenges to Supply Chain professionals across Continue Reading

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Viswanathan Srinivasan

ERP on the Cloud for the Manufacturing Industry

In an earlier post, we explored ERP on the cloud and its many benefits. Every industry has some specific processes that need to be kept in mind while implementing ERP to ensure that the business benefits and ROI associated with the ERP initiative are maximized. The manufacturing industry today is Continue Reading

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Kumar Mallampalli

ERP- Simplifying your global strategy

Most of the manufacturing world has gone global. Access to larger markets drives higher demand for products and as manufacturers grow in size, so does the complexity of running their business. [Read More]

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Arushi Kumbera

How can your organisation identify strategic cost drivers?

Modern day sourcing requires the procurement department to fully understand the cost drivers and be able to leverage appropriate sourcing tools to reflect savings in budget.
Strategic sourcing strives to optimize an organisations supply base while reducing Total Cost of Ownership. [Read More]

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Arushi Kumbera

Spend Analysis and How It Can Benefit Your Business

Now that we have introduced Strategic Sourcing and Industry 4.0 in our previous blogs, let’s dive right into the very foundation of Strategic Sourcing and how it helps create value through the purchasing process. [Read More]

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Arushi Kumbera