Smart Gladiator Named to Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partner List By SupplyChainBrain Magazine


DULUTH, Ga. – Sept. 24, 2018 — Smart Gladiator, a leading Wearable and Mobile technology provider, is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2018 list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain. As a reader poll, Smart Gladiator was nominated by supply chain professionals for providing outstanding solutions and services to receive this recognition.

Now in its 16th year, SupplyChainBrain collected nominations for hundreds of solutions providers in all sectors of supply chain management. During a six-month online poll, SupplyChainBrain readers were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.

“We’re proud to once again publish our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring. Smart Gladiator should be proud to be named amongst the 100 Great!” said Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain.

“Smart Gladiator is honored to have been selected by transportation and logistics decision-makers throughout the country as one of this year’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners,” said Puga Sankara, Principal, Smart Gladiator. “Each and every Smart Gladiator team member is dedicated to providing the highest level of innovation, product and service. It’s this dedication paired with our Supply Chain domain expertise and innovation capabilities that enable us to deliver award-winning, logistics solutions to our customers.”

Smart Gladiator, and all of this year’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners, appears in the 2018 October issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine.

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About Smart Gladiator (
Smart Gladiator helps retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers mobile enable their supply chain and operations processes. By mobile-enabling their supply chain, companies can not only realize tremendous cost savings but also provide a much more user-friendly work environment for their warehouse associates.

Smart Gladiator has received numerous industry awards for its superior service and innovative solutions, including  “Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia” By  Technology Association of Georgia,  “Supply Chain Innovator Award Finalist” by CSCMP, Smart Gladiator is located within the Advanced Tech Dev Center the Incubator in Georgia Tech Campus.

LoadProof ( is an award-winning image-capture app designed for logistics operations. Warehouse workers, truck drivers, supervisors, or anyone involved in shipping and receiving can photograph shipments and instantly upload photos to a cloud server with supporting information about the date, time, and load details. The images and info can be shared with anyone to help improve supply chain visibility, determine responsibility for issues, and prove the shipment was in good condition at the point of transfer.

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. SG LoadProof is a patent pending Centralized Enterprise Photo/Video Document System on Cloud for Supply Chain. SG LP is built on the fact that photos & videos are vital docs as important as POs/SOs/Legal Contracts/Fulfillment Orders that reside in ERP/WMS/TMS systems, that serve as compelling, conclusive, unequivocal proof of crucial, critical, vital operations executed in Supply Chain within/across orgs when fulfilling customer orders as well as meeting contractual obligations between orgs as merchandise is transferred between different parties that partake in Supply Chain functions & operations. And these photos/videos data should not be stored in someone’s Smartphone or Email Inbox or in their personal/work Computer, but should be stored in a Centralized Enterprise system, where such data can be pushed into super-fast, stored securely, accessible to all stake holders (CFO/Sales Reps/Customer Support/AR/AP) in an org, as well as facilitates super-fast retrieval/sharing. LP is an Enterprise System of record for Photo/Video docs & is as important as an ERP which is an enterprise system of record for POs, SOs, Legal Contracts between parties etc. that have huge legal ramifications, also as important as a WMS (Warehouse Management System) that hold indispensable shipment & fulfillment data on orders. Like how Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat etc. have evolved into social media platforms/systems that enable individuals to showcase their beauty/pretty clothes/lovely cosmetics/hep coolness etc., LoadProof is an Enterprise system that holds similar photos/videos, but for a different reason, not for show off, but to serve as compelling, conclusive, unequivocal & indisputable system of record and proof that can be presented even in the court of law, when there is a dispute between parties while they execute many facets of the Supply Chain functions & operations. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 25 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. Size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 1.2 million SQFT. Puga Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at [email protected] or visit the company at Also follow him at

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