Leverage IoT to Digitally Transform your Warehouses, Distribution Centers and Depots

For the day to day consumer of goods, it’s easy for us to forget that warehouses, distribution centers and depots are a key link in the supply chain. Often, all we know is that we want our products to arrive at the right time, at the right place, and at the right price. Not a tall order, is it? What we often overlook is the massive amount of complexity that exists in even the most basic supply chains that manufacture and deliver goods to either their consumers or to other industrial partners. The buffers and coordination points (or nodes) in virtually every supply chain exist in the form of warehouses, distribution centers and depots. There are some subtle and then significant differences between those 3 types of nodes. A warehouse, for example, is mainly used for storing products for specified time frames, while a distribution center (apart from storing products like a warehouse) offers value-added services like product mixing, order fulfillment, cross docking, kitting and packaging. The distribution center tends to be a higher velocity or flow through environment when compared to a warehouse. Moving on to depots, a depot will share many of the traits of a distribution center, but they also will […]

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CEO/CFO Magazine Features Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina

CEO/CFO Magazine Features Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina

Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina talks about the emergence of sensor technology and how Cloudleaf is standing out as an end-to-end solution. He also talks about deployment, scale, and where Cloudleaf is headed as a growing company. “We are solving a very important problem in this whole visibility and condition monitoring market. We are also doing it at an enterprise and carrier-grade scale. The world will be full of sensors and I see 2018 and 2019 as the inflection point. We will have millions if not billions installed. Therefore, the question is how you manage the sensor networks and extract the relevant data. Then, its how you consume and process the data into actionable insights. We are tackling a very important problem that is not largely well-served right now.” Read the full article here.

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Deloitte-MHI Annual Industry Report: Cloudleaf Delivers Cold Chain Visibility Innovation

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Cloudleaf was featured in the annual industry report by MHI and Deloitte, for its advances in cold chain visibility solutions. According to the report, supply chains of the future will be digital, connected, collaborative, always-on, transparent and driven by forward-looking analytics. The report highlights which areas of technology are providing the greatest areas of innovation as well as case studies to help illustrate them. Highlights from the report: “Cloud Computing is ranked as the highest category of adoption for next generation supply chain adoption, followed by Sensors and Automatic Identification.” “The attributes of NextGen supply chains stem from a mix of different technologies, innovations, and process improvements, many of which are front and center in our survey: Robotics and Automation, Predictive Analytics, Internet-of-Things (IoT)/Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Vehicles and Drone.” “The time is now to think big, but start small and act fast. You don’t need to invest a lot to start testing these technologies.” – Scott Sopher, Principal and Leader of the Global Supply Chain Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP View the full report here.

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Cloudleaf CEO On The Peggy Smedley Show: Common Supply Chain Challenges

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Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina discusses common challenges among supply chains of manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, distribution as well heavy capital industries and how removing silos helps companies consolidate resources for greater efficiency. Listen here or read the interview below. Peggy: My first guest today is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur, technology executive and investor, with more than twenty-five years of experience. His work has spanned across various technology sectors, including silicon networking, telecom, security, mobile, internet, cloud, analytics, you name it, he’s got it. So please welcome, Mahesh Veerina, he’s president and CEO of Cloudleaf. Mahesh: Hi Peggy, thank you for having me. Peggy: We are delighted to have you. You guys have this great IoT powered system of asset tracking and workflow solutions called sensor fabric. I’m pretty aware of it, but for those who might not know what Cloudleaf is, why don’t you help our listeners understand what you do for the industrial IoT space. Mahesh: Sure, so Cloudleaf is a three-year-old company based out of Silicon Valley. One of our core innovations is what you referred to, the sensor fabric. To explain simply, our sensors go on your assets. We collect data in real-time as these […]

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Holistic Supply Chain Management

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Smart supply chains are increasingly being bolstered by end-to-end solutions that help link and create efficiencies across the entire system. Cloudleaf Sensor Fabric™ allows enterprises to take advantage of powerful cross-boundary visibility, real-time monitoring and granular control of the asset ecosystems across value-chains of people, processes and workflows. Automotive supply-chains are expanding both in scale and scope. Optimizing workflows several orders of separation up and down the chain isn’t easy. Cloudleaf’s technology helps plant managers to easily orchestrate the flow of inventory containers, sub-assemblies and high-value tools across global supply-chains. Highlights from the article: “Patrick Dixon, supply chain futurist observed, “The current supply chain model is old-fashioned, restrictive and lacking in innovation. It is time that companies seize the opportunity to reduce costs and increase efficiency by making radical changes to supply chain management through co-operation and collaboration.” “Managing assets across global supply-chains requires a holistic, all-or-nothing approach; cherry-picked upgrades just won’t cut it. It also requires next-gen connectivity that eclipses legacy wireless standards.” Read full article here.

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