Designing your AI Solutions: Using the AI Canvas

Just like some people binge watch their favorite TV series, I binge read (whenever I get a chance). This weekend I got a chance to binge read  “Prediction Machines”. With all the hype around AI, this book bridges the gap between the technical aspects and the business aspects of Artificial Intelligence-so it is focused primarily…

Supply Chain Network Modeling: Art or Science?

One of the first assignments in my modeling career was to re-design the European distribution network for a leading Electronics manufacturer. I was a rookie modeler back then, and the primary goal for me in that project was to learn from the lead modeler. Apparently, another consulting company had worked on developing a model for the client a…

Logistician’s complex challenge: The Last Mile

Customer interaction with the Last Mile We recently ordered a mattress from a leading e-tailer for our guest room. Due to some issues at the logistics service provider’s end, the delivery was delayed. We timed our order to coincide with the arrival date of our guests so we ended up complaining to customer service of the e-tailer. In addition…

Bridging Supply Chain Strategy Gap through Network Design & Optimization

As Supply Chains become more complex, organizations have started investing heavily in processes and tools to build and run efficient and effective Supply Chains. The advent of Analytics and Data Science revolution has led companies on shopping sprees -buying tools  and technologies to transform their Supply Chains. There are now tons of Supply Chain “Analytics”…

The Rise of the Analytics hybrids

After graduating from high school and passing my engineering entrance exam in India, a major decision that I needed to make was which engineering specialization I should opt for. It was the era of Dotcom Boom, every other person I went to school with was opting for either software engineering or computer science. So when…