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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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11 Oct 2019
5 Consumer Perceptions of the U.S. Trade War with China and Holiday Shopping
 

If you’ve ever watched a game of ping-pong from the sidelines, you know how dizzying it can be to keep up with the fast-paced changes of the sport. The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has been a ping-pong-like match for the ages, sending tariffs flying back and forth. You may f

 
JDA Software-Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

11 Oct 2019
How Supply Chain Integration Helps Production Planners
 

Consumer financial technology has reached a tipping point where pretty much everything you need to do on a regular basis can be done electronically. You can pay the rent, make a car payment, and even lend your friend $20 all from the convenience of an app on your smartphone. Then there’s that

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

09 Oct 2019
Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back
 

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains. Smaller retailers have responded by creating short-term promotions that draw shoppers into the

 
Stefany Martin - Innovation, Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

09 Oct 2019
What Is Data-Driven Manufacturing?
 

Right now, even if your factory is relatively well equipped with IoT devices and RFID chips that can send production information back to your control tower, there’s a good chance that you’re still relying heavily on time-triggered events as your products make their way across the product

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

09 Oct 2019
Enhancing omnichannel capabilities with warehouse management software
 

It should now be well understood that manufacturers, retailers, and distributors must be able to orchestrate inventory movement through all available distribution channels if they hope to remain competitive. With shifts in customer demand exponentially advancing supply chain complexity, you need to

 
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