Puga Sankara is the co-founder of Smart Gladiator LLC. Smart Gladiator designs, builds, and delivers market-leading mobile technology for retailers, distributors, and 3PL service providers. So far, In Command Wearables have been used to ship, receive, and scan more than 5 million boxes. Users love them for the lightweight, easy-to-use soft overlay keyboard and video chatting ability, as well as several other capabilities that were made available to them that they did not have before. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 17 years of experience in deploying capabilities in the logistics and supply chain domain. His prior roles involved managing complicated mission-critical programs driving revenue numbers, rolling out a multitude of capabilities involving more than a dozen systems, and managing a team of 30 to 50 personnel across multiple disciplines and departments in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. He has deployed WMS for more than 30 distribution centers in his role as a senior manager with Manhattan Associates. He has also performed process analysis walk-throughs for more than 50 distribution centers for WMS process design and performance analysis review, optimizing processes for better productivity and visibility through the supply chain. The size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 2 million square feet. Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at puga@smartgladiator.com or visit the company at www.in-cmd.com.

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