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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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28 May 2020
Do not wait for disruption to reveal shortcomings in the supply chain
 

When the supply chain “breaks,” everybody notices! I had never heard a major country leader, neither president, premier, nor prime minister utter the words “supply chain” before this past March. That leaders felt it necessary to talk about the supply chain would, it seemed to

 
Simon Ellis
Kinaxis

26 May 2020
5 Causes of Bottlenecks in the Global Supply Chain
 

Let’s say you’re cooking up a big family meal, and you’re trying to estimate how soon the food will be ready. You look at the recipe, and you add up the cooking times for various elements, plus all of the time it takes to prepare the ingredients. You estimate that the meal should t

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

15 May 2020
Fashion Retailers Could Be Left Paying the Price If They Don’t Take Advantage of AI
 

Setting the right price has always been a complex question for fashion retailers. On the one hand, a high price will risk losing customers – according to McKinsey, customers will not return to a retailer if prices are more than 30% higher than competitors. Whereas a low price leaves the r

 
Michael Feindt
Blue Yonder

14 May 2020
Blue Yonder Research Reveals Dramatic Shift in Shoppers’ Behavior Since COVID-19
 

Research highlights how changing online and in-store shopping habits will shape retail supply chains in the future New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behavior has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April

 
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder

06 May 2020
How Can Manufacturers Avoid Supply Shortages?
 

A few years ago, more than three-quarters of manufacturers said that material shortages (specifically metals and minerals) were a significant source of business risk within their operations. Though the global supply chain has become more connected and more technologically advanced since then, it&rsq

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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