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Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

I am reading this absolutely fascinating book “Deep Thinking: Where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins” by Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion. As the title suggests, in this book Kasparov shares a highly provocative point of view on artificial intelligence and its implications for the human race, with the backdrop of his 1997 loss in a highly publicized chess match up against IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue. The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners.

Much has been written and said about how machine intelligence is impactin


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19 Jun 2020
Moving Inventory Planning Beyond the Spreadsheet
 

Let’s say you’re moving into a new home, and you want to keep track of all your furniture, books, housewares, and other stuff in order to make the moving process more efficient. What’s the first thing you do. Well, you might start be creating an Excel spreadsheet to create a regist

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

16 Jun 2020
5 Tips for IT Management in the Industry 4.0 Era
 

Imagine that you’re tasked with designing a factory, but you don’t know what product or products the factory is going to be tasked with producing. What challenges might you encounter? Well, you might be able to make some basic design choices that adhere to broad industry best practices (

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

16 Jun 2020
Food Waste: The Hidden Enemy of Streamlined Operations
 

In late 2019, Blue Yonder’s shared research found that £144 million ($177 million) in food waste could be prevented by the UK’s top eight grocers each year by implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in their supply chains. The COVID-19 crisis h

 
Luis Llamas
Blue Yonder

11 Jun 2020
'Global Automotive Outlook: Managing Uncertainty' di AlixPartners, alla sua diciassettesima edizione
 

A causa del Covid-19, l’industria dell’ Automotive potrebbe perdere 44 milioni di vetture nei prossimi tre anni, generando mancati ricavi per 1,3 trilioni di dollari per le case automobilistiche mentre i macro trend di sviluppo C.A.S.E. e di riduzione CO2 proseguiranno. Costruttori

 
AlixPartners
AlixPartners

11 Jun 2020
COVID-19 How the COVID-19 crisis is expected to impact the aerospace industry
 

With its rapid global spread, massive death toll and resultant lockdowns and border closures, COVID-19 has devastated demand for travel globally. Indeed, COVID-19 is a "perfect storm" for the travel sector due to a combination of changes in passenger behaviour, government restrictions on t

 
Manfred Hader, Robert Thomson and Holger Lipowsky
Roland Berger


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Last update 4 Jun 2020
Marked downturn in global manufacturing continues in May, although rate of contraction eases since April
   Source: J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit



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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

'Digitalization and the supply chain: Where are we and what's next?'

The report reveals that new technologies and solutions are developing at a fast-pace and disrupting industries on multiple fronts, with supply chains struggling to keep up. The global survey of nearly 350 supply chain...


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