I Help Supply Chain Operators Prove They Did Their Job Right
Puga Sankara is a Supply Chain Systems Expert.
Puga helps Supply Chain Operators by providing them a photo documentation system, so that they can prove they shipped, delivered and handed off product in perfect condition saving them from fines, penalties, and headaches.
Puga along with the Smart Gladiator team have saved $150 Million across 200+ Supply Chains in North America
Puga Sankara, Founder CEO Smart Gladiator LoadProof
12+ Years with Manhattan Associates
MBA Georgia Tech
2015, Venture Atlanta Presenter
2017, CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award Finalist
2018, Supply Chain Brain, Great Supply Chain Partner
2021, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Pros to Know
2022, Food Logistics Top Software & Tech award
2022, Top Startup Award, Food Logistics
2023, Globe Award, Georgia Economic Development Team
Multiple Years, TAG 40 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia
20+ Years in Supply Chain
30+ End to End WMS Implementations
Supported $Billion Retailers, Distributors, 20+ Big Brands
200+ Distribution Centers Process Improvement Walk throughs
20+ DC Performance/Throughput/Process Improvement Projs
Estd Smart Gladiator in 2013, 50+ employees, Boot strapped
220+ Customers, Products installed in 500+ Distribution Centers
Incubated in ATDC Georgia Tech
Partners Mercury Gate, Kenco, Supply Pike & many more
$150 MM Saved across 200+ Supply Chains in North America
Georgia Department of Economic Development 2023 Globe Award Winners, Smart Gladiator
Smart Gladiator Named 2022 Top Tech Startup by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Food Logistics Names Smart Gladiator LoadProof 2022 Top Software & Technology Provider
2021 - PROs to Know Award,
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
2018 - Great Supply Chain Partner, Supply Chain Brain
2017 - CSCMP Innovation Award - Finalist
2016, 2017 - Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia
2015 - Chosen to Pitch in Venture Atlanta
2015 - Invited to join ATDC Incubator
2012 - Georgia Tech Start up Competition
Best Elevator Pitch Category - Winner
INDUSTRY PRESENTATION VIDEOS
Dave Tyler, Director Operations Project Management, The Hillman Group
Puga did an excellent job helping us integrate and implement the WMS. He has great listening skills and could quickly convert our ideas into results. We counted on Puga as a partner in several WMS implementations. Puga worked well under pressure and provided guidance as requested. He is highly intellectual and worked well with our team.
CPIM, Supply Chain Expert, PkMS WMOS Consultant
I worked with Puga at Manhattan Associates and at IBM on couple of WMS implementation projects. He has a very good understanding of supply chain process, good customer interacting skills, and a excellent understanding of Manhattan's WMS and TMS products. Puga was often assigned crucial projects with tight deadlines and he always came out with flying colors. Puga delegates well, manages deliverables, timelines, budget and keeps management abreast of all crucial updates. Puga would be a great asset to any team. I strongly endorse him as a most talented supply chain professional with exceptional project management skills.
Sr Data Analyst, Kenco Group
I've had the pleasure of working with Puga and his group in the development and implementation of a new business solution (LoadProof). Puga is not only a software developer, he is also a thought leader who likes looking at the big picture and how innovations can be brought to solve industry problems. During the software development, he was extremely easy to work with, very responsive in his communications, and his dev team produced a great product for us in record time. Highly recommend partnering with Puga - he's a valuable resource.
Digital Marketing Specialist, PayHuddle
I joined Smart Gladiator interviewed by Puga. Because of Puga I was able to discover my full potential in me which wouldn’t have been possible if he didn’t mentor me. Everytime when a bottle-neck occurs within the team he spends lot of hours in his busy schedule to draft a solutions document which I am damn sure that none of the directors would even think of. The fact is he even works even on the weekends for the improvement of the product and the company which shows his dedication and love towards what he’s trying to achieve. I am completely inspired by his speeches, and even when he comes to a regular call he showers valuable insights. Puga’s industry expertise is top notch and his LoadProof idea is a solid solution to deductions, which helps warehouse employees to have better life and good sleep at nights which would have not been possible if it was not Puga. I am highly thankful to him for making me learn new skills which is helping me to grow in my career.
Global Finance Automation & Innovation Project Manager at HP Inc
I had the pleasure of working with Puga recently and he is definitely one of the best IT project managers that I've worked with; he is extremely meticulous, incredibly knowledgeable and always looking out to help others. He keeps a sense of urgency when contributing and manages information in a crisp and relevant manner. I would highly recommend Puga for any position.
Security Engineer, Comcast
Puga has been an excellent person to work with. For the entire period he has been providing expert consultancy services at Bed Bath & Beyond, he has added immense value to the project in terms of meeting timelines and resolution of issues.
Senior Director - R&D, Manhattan Associates
I have worked with Puga in some of WM implementation projects. He is extremely talented resource. He has excellent people skills. He always collaborate with the team to take right decision on critical projects. Very detail oriented person. Great resource to work with!
CIO, Senior Managing Director Ankura Consulting
Puga is very knowledgeable about warehouse operations / design and is very thorough in sharing his knowledge. He has a great working style -- very responsive, flexible and honest. It was a pleasure to have worked with him. Would not hesitate to do so again in the future.
Senior Supply Chain Technology Analyst at REI
Puga was a great project manager for our upgrade. He was involved from blueprint to implementation and was helpful throughout. We sometime disagreed on the path that should be taken but it was always at a professional level and after a course was settled on it was maintained. Puga had a very deep knowledge of the system but wasn’t afraid to say if he didn’t know something. If he didn’t know it he would always find the person that did know. I would work with Puga again on any project.
Marc Edmond, IT Manager Strategy & Enablement Advisor, Navisite
Puga was a key contact for a project Staples worked with Manhattan on to allow receipts to be sent to the active location. Puga gave accurate estimates and was quick to respond to the many questions we had about the software modification. He also worked closely with the technical lead to make sure the design was solid.