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Archive for the ‘SCM’ tag.

optimization: a technical overview

This article is a technical overview of optimization algorithms, as they apply to real life problems, by Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, a guru in the field. This is the fourth of a series of articles on the use of optimization in real life scenarios, and gives a quick overview of the different major approaches, and how to choose the right approach.

Optimization and Organizational Readiness for Change

Before implementing an optimization project, it is very important to ensure that the organization in which the change is implemented is receptive to the change. In the third article of PuneTech’s series on optimization, Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan takes us through the steps needed to ensure that an organization, like the receiver of an organ donation, is ready to accept the change.

Architecture of a decision-support system

Application of optimization in real life situations is often defeated by “real-life” issues that have nothing to do with the optimization algorithm, and more to do with how well (or how badly) the model being optimized fits reality. This is the second in the series of articles on optimization by “real life optimization guru” Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanian. In the first article, he presented a case study and this article analyzes how a layered architecture to tackling this problem would have surfaced the problems much earlier and many of the surprises that caused them to swing wildly between jubilation and depression would have been avoided.

Optimization: A case study

An overview of the dark art of optimization by Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, an optimization guru, and one of the original pioneers of applying optimization to Supply Chain Management. Intended for a technically savvy audience who might not be aware of the application of optimization in real world situations.

Inside a Retail Supply Chain: How did ‘Maha’ DeshMart Survive the Economic Slowdown and Thrive

Image via Wikipedia ‘Maha’ DeshMart is a large (fictional) supermarket chain with a pan-India presence. Amit Paranjape, our resident expert on Supply Chain Management, discusses some of their management strategies and best practices. Special emphasis is put on the importance of ‘Information Technology’ and how it enables ‘Maha’ DeshMart to run one of the most […]

Supply Chain Management in Consumer Goods – An In-Depth Look

Amit Paranjape, a regular contributor and primary adviser to PuneTech, had earlier written an article giving an overview of Supply Chain Management, and companies in Pune that develop software products in this area. This article, the next in the series, goes into details of the problems that SCM software products need to tackle in a […]

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Overview and SCM Development in Pune

by Amit Paranjape Have you ever wondered how much planning and co-ordination it takes to roll out Indicas smoothly off the Tata Motors assembly line? Consider this – A typical automobile consists of thousands of parts sourced from hundreds of suppliers, and a manufacturing and assembly process that consists of dozens of steps. All these […]