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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 Feb 2020
Supply chain management: What’s next for food and beverage — part two
 

In part one of this post we discussed the smartest ways to gain global visibility and respond to volatility in a food and beverage supply chain. And here in part two we will cover how to embrace the best technology. Addressing these key challenges can have a profound and positive impact on your enti

 
Infor
Infor

11 Feb 2020
Smart Factories in Automotive Report
 

Automotive industry set to accelerate smart factories investment with sights set on productivity gains of over $160bn. Auto industry plans to make 44% of its factories smart in next five years – but companies must also invest in skills and systems to take full advantage   The automo

 
Capgemini
Capgemini

07 Feb 2020
The Top Challenges in Supply Chain Forecasting
 

Supply chain forecasting lies at the heart of the balancing act between current supply and future demand. At a fundamental level, it’s the process of combining historical purchasing data with customer buying trends to develop a prediction of what sales flows will look like at a given time in t

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

06 Feb 2020
FreightTech: The future of logistics
 

New digital technologies and disruptive ideas are shaking up the logistics industry – incumbents need to adapt fast Traditional logistics players have so far been slow to adapt to the FreightTech revolution, allowing newer, disruptive players to take a lead. In this study, we look at the ch

 
Marc Pisoke
Roland Berger

05 Feb 2020
Is Your Transport Network a Source of Supply Chain Risk?
 

Where does risk come from? Is it an external force? Something from within? Or is it what happens when you’re not prepared for an unexpected event? In our experience, it’s the combination of all three of these forces, acting on your weekend plans, your work project, or your supply chain.

 
Jesse Kelber
kinaxis


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FreightTech: The future of logistics

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