EFFECT OF GST ON SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

Launched at midnight of June 30th 2017, Goods and Services Tax (GST) subsumed multiple indirect taxes like excise duty, service tax, VAT, CST, luxury tax, entertainment tax and entry tax into a single unified tax. GST is levied on manufacturing, sale and consumption of goods and services in India and hence, will impact the complete … Continue reading EFFECT OF GST ON SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

OpScoop Issue 12: The new kid in town – Olli

Olli - the latest addition to the innovative automotive designs lined up for the future. A 3D printed autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable-this is the simplest definition of the vehicle. Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowd sources vehicle design is the creator of this little bus and it’s a boxy, far-out … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 12: The new kid in town – Olli

OpScoop Issue 11: Overcoming threats to Digital Supply Chain

Off late the manufacturing industry has been focused on digitally transforming their supply chains. Digitization has revamped the traditional linear supply chain by tightly connecting production with consumer demand. The entire digital supply network(DSN) has its foundation on data. On one hand it is imperative to have open data sharing to ensure a responsive and … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 11: Overcoming threats to Digital Supply Chain

OpScoop Issue 10: Amazon –Heading the way towards On-Demand Clothes Manufacturing

E-Commerce giant Amazon, the Seattle-based company was recently granted a patent that enables custom production of clothing after a customer has placed an order. Standard operating procedure in the apparel industry goes like this: Make clothes, and then sell them. It can take weeks, if not months, to manufacture clothes, so that step has to come first. … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 10: Amazon –Heading the way towards On-Demand Clothes Manufacturing

OpScoop Issue 9: Revolutionization of Indian Railways

The digital India campaign has led to a revolution in the entire nation, and henceforth in almost every sector. Any sector not being digitally compliant would become obsolete over time and lag behind in the emerging scenario. The Indian Railways is undeniably one of the most crucial sectors of our nation, and requires a metamorphosis. … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 9: Revolutionization of Indian Railways

OpScoop Issue 8: RFID in Warehousing

RFID is generating massive amounts of data and creating real efficiencies in the warehouses of today.  In passive systems, which are the most common, an RFID reader transmits an energy field that "wakes up" the tag and provides the power for the tag to respond to the reader. Data collected from tags is then passed … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 8: RFID in Warehousing

OpsScoop Issue 7: Robotics: Revolutionizing Manufacturing

In the manufacturing sector, Robots were first used by General Motors in 1961. GM introduced Unimate, a 4000 pound  arm, that could perform tasks which were dangerous and needed consistent precision.  It covered three shifts in a 24-hour routine without resulting in any overtime or sluggishness. This was the first step that marked the advent … Continue reading OpsScoop Issue 7: Robotics: Revolutionizing Manufacturing

OpScoop Issue 6: Augmented Reality : An Emerging Technology

The term “Augmented Reality” (AR) was coined at Boeing a quarter of a century ago. Today, the easiest way to explain AR is to refer to Pokémon GO. Niantic’s mobile game was released in July 2016 and has been downloaded more than 500 million times. Pokémon GO is not the first AR game, but it … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 6: Augmented Reality : An Emerging Technology

OpScoop Issue 5: THE DABBAWALAS: Mumbai’s efficient supply chain model

Amongst the billions of startups that the country has seen until now, The Mumbai Dabbawala has emerged as one of the most successful and sought out ventures. A Parsi banker wanted to have home-cooked food regularly in his office, and that is how the entire concept of Dabbawalas arose 125 years ago. A dabbawala is … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 5: THE DABBAWALAS: Mumbai’s efficient supply chain model

OpScoop Issue 4: BIGDATA : Changing the Manufacturing Landscape

Big data has the potential to transcend the entire manufacturing industry by realizing improvements in output given the present process complexity, variability and capacity restraints. With its foundation grounded in years of mathematical research and scientific application, it is one formidable tool that has the power to completely transform manufacturing as we know of it … Continue reading OpScoop Issue 4: BIGDATA : Changing the Manufacturing Landscape