Grateful to readers for above expectation response to my book giveaway

Couple of weeks ago, I shared the details about my for charity book launch and giveaway. To quickly recap-My book is focused on introducing supply chain functional managers to the world of advanced analytics, as applied to their domain (supply chain and operations management). I planned to give 100 free print copies to first 100…

Challenges associated with analyzing IoT Data

Why the sudden Hype? For many of you who have worked in manufacturing for a long time, this sudden hype around IoT data may be confusing. Sensors have been used to track data in manufacturing for decades now. So why we are seeing this sudden IoT hype now? The fact is, IoT is not really…

Why transportation route optimization initiatives fail

In one of my jobs early in my supply chain analytics career, I did a rotation in Transportation planning and analytics for a leading workspace solutions manufacturer. The project I was assigned to pertained to optimizing inbound shipments from suppliers who were within trucking distance from our manufacturing plants. One key lever of this initiative…