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

Why BAQ execution plan is so important when you’re moving to Epicor Cloud?

  Why BAQ execution plan is so important when you’re moving to Epicor Cloud? (Or) Are you designing your BAQ’s efficiently? Have you heard sometimes your IT Administrator saying that… I saw a spike in the memory and CPU usage of the Epicor servers. I got a complaint from the Continue Reading

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Nithish Ramanathan

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

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

How can you leverage ERP to drive Lean Manufacturing?

Everyone in the manufacturing world is familiar with Kanban, the scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing. This system was Toyota’s disruptive force to improve manufacturing efficiency. Based entirely on demand, organisations using this system significantly reduced waste as inventory is produced only when there is demand for it.  [Read More]

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Arushi Kumbera