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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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10 Jun 2020
5 Myths About Shipping and Freight Forwarding in 2020
 

This year more than ever, the global logistics chain has had to fly by the seat of its pants. Constant disruptions and global uncertainty have led most businesses to reconsider their fundamental assumptions about the supply chain of the future and how it will operate. This kind of soul-searching is

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

09 Jun 2020
New study provides insights into how retailers have responded to COVID-19
 

The study by WMG, University of Warwick and Blue Yonder examines how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure their survival The report highlights many points, particularly the need for human intervention as existing processes couldn’t keep up with changes in the market

 
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder

05 Jun 2020
5 Strategies for Optimizing Your Production Planning and Scheduling
 

As industrial businesses in Europe slowly start to reopen, we’re guessing that a lot of businesses are having the same realization all at once: the old way of doing things isn’t necessarily going to cut it anymore. With production planning and scheduling, for instance, you might have bee

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

05 Jun 2020
What Makes an S&OP Process Successful?
 

When a particular business process isn’t yielding the results you want, there’s always something of a chicken and egg question: is your quarterly S&OP meeting, for instance, failing to have measurable results on your supply chain efficiency because individual department heads don&rsq

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

05 Jun 2020
The Method in the Madness Choosing the Best Demand Planning Method
 

Aligning demand with supply is a critical function for any company.  And it’s one with a lot of moving parts.  The right demand plan must have a balance of inputs from all areas of the company to create forecasts that accurately predict a product’s future requirements.  Th

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster


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Marked downturn in global manufacturing continues in May, although rate of contraction eases since April
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Five steps to cost justify a warehouse management system in today's omni-channel world

In the past five years, the rapidly emerging omni-channel marketplace has impacted warehousing operations resulting in a need for systems with increased capabilities and flexibility that are adaptable, configurable, a...


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