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Leveraging Technology for Efficiency with Padhu Raman at Modex 2024

Ninaad Acharya, Dan Coll, Padhu Raman

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Padhu is the co-founder and CEO of Osa Commerce, a trailblazer cloud-based platform that powers the supply chains of logistics providers, retailers, and brands. With over 25 years of experience in digital supply chains, operations, and product development, he is an expert in creating and implementing end-to-end commerce solutions that optimize online sales and enhance fulfillment and delivery automation using artificial intelligence and data visibility.


In this episode of eCom Logistics Podcast, we feature a live discussion from MODEX 2024 in Atlanta, where we, alongside special guest Padhu Raman from Osa Commerce, delve into the intricacies of supply chain management and the revolutionary solutions Osa Commerce offers. Padhu, with a background in supply chain and e-commerce spanning 25 years, shares his journey from working at Bosch India to co-founding Osa Commerce. Osa Commerce, described as the ‘Tesla of Supply Chain,’ introduces an innovative SaaS platform that encapsulates the complexity of supply chain management, offering seamless integration across various systems. The platform aims to optimize inventory management, distribution, and order fulfillment processes, providing pre-integrated solutions that significantly reduce implementation time. Padhu emphasizes the importance of a modular ecosystem model in addressing the challenges of integration and change management within the supply chain.


[00:01:16] Deep Dive with Padhu from Osa Commerce
[00:02:40] Padhu’s Journey in Supply Chain and E-commerce
[00:04:15] Building a 3PL Business from Scratch
[00:07:53] The Evolution of Osa Commerce into a SaaS Provider
[00:08:16] Exploring the Ecosystem Model of Osa Commerce
[00:12:31] Addressing Integration and Change Management in Supply Chain
[00:16:52] The Future of 3PL and Brand Operations
[00:19:47] Disruption and Innovation in the Supply Chain Space
[00:20:53] Unpacking the Unique Challenges of Osa Commerce
[00:21:45] The Tesla of Supply Chain: Innovation at the Core
[00:24:24] Redefining Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
[00:27:01] The Evolution of E-Commerce and Its Impact on Logistics
[00:32:46] The Osa Solution: Bridging Gaps in the Supply Chain
[00:33:14] The Power of Data in Optimizing Supply Chains


[00:07:26] “When you commit to a customer in the morning saying that we will ship 45,000 units by the end of day, and you come back and find out you only have almost one third of the people, and of one third of the people almost half leave after the lunch break. COVID was so rapid and things changed.”
[00:27:48] “We created the solution based on what the need was because we were operators. So the system is built by operators for the operators who are very simple.”

Find out more about Padhu Raman and his company in the link below:

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