V.S. Sudhakar, Co-founder, BigBasket.com addressing a session at the Supply Chain Practitioner's Council in Bangalore, last week . Right: a discussion session in progress
JDA hosts Supply Chain conference in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 26, 2014: Leading supply chain planning and execution solutions provider JDA Software Group, hosted the 5th Edition of the Supply Chain Practitioners Council (SCPC) in Bangalore,  last week.

The event focused on supply chain reorganization journey, adaptive supply chain, designing profitable supply chains through differentiation, and challenges in grocery e-commerce. Practitioners from different companies collaborated hands-on on a case study to come up with innovative solutions and shared industry best practices.

 “SCPC is growing at a rapid pace. We started with the need to connect as supply chain professionals at an individual level.  In the last year, we have been able to extend this connection to an industry level. Of course, our long term vision is to take it to a level where we can influence policy making like other industry associations,” said Rohit Saksena, Senior Advisor, Supply Chain Analytics, Dell.

Added V. S. Sudhakar, Co-founder & Executive Director, BigBasket.com, “Burning cash is easy as VC’s are currently funding heavily in Indian e-commerce space, but one needs to take a balanced approach to make sure that the foundations are strong. A key differentiator in this journey would be supply chain.”

“Order lead time and on-time delivery metrics have significantly improved through supply chain simplification, dual-source manufacturing, and consolidation to turnkey sites,” said Vinay Krishna, Supply Chain Director, Cypress Semiconductor.

Manish Gosh, Vice President, Consulting Partner – Manufacturing, JDA Software, talked about how global companies are leveraging the differentiation and the fast evolving segmentation approach to create value added experience for their customers.

“Inventory postponement is one of the key strategies driving supply chain excellence at SanDisk.” said Vijayakumar Seelam, Project Manager, SanDisk

Dr. Narasimha Kamath, Product Director, JDA Software, connected the dots by effectively packaging the learning through a case study participation and discussion to ensure the audience left with enriched supply chain knowledge.

SCPC’s first edition was hosted by Dell followed by Cisco, IIM Bangalore and Honeywell.  This edition  witnessed participation of 70 JDA associates and  over 100  senior supply chain experts from various companies like BigBasket.com, Britannia, Café Coffee Day, Cisco, Cypress, Dell, Honeywell , IIMB,  Krypt, Lennox International, Lenovo, Lifetech, Madura Fashions, Maxim, ON Semiconductor, Optum, PepsiCo, SanDisk, Schneider Electric, Sical Logistics, Target, Tata Steel, and Titan. Chainalytics, HCL, HP, IBM, MindTree, Oracle, Systematics, Tally Solutions, and TCS  were also present at this event.

JDA Software is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions