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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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15 Jan 2020
What Should Your Supply Chain Dashboard Look Like?
 

We all have different ways of getting a handle on our supply chain activity. Some folks might check a series of KPIs every morning to see what small fluctuations in supply and demand have occurred overnight, while others might be more interested in the big picture, seeking out a comprehensive visual

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

15 Jan 2020
5 Best Practices for Transportation Network Optimization
 

Remember your last car trip? You spent all that time planning your route to maximize the sights you would see. Then you organized your equipment and snacks and packed the car just right so everything was easily accessible. Can you imagine what would have happened if you went to leave and the car did

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

15 Jan 2020
4 Questions with IKEA Food’s Digital Transformation Leader, Lars Gunnarsson
 

NRF 2020 is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to highlight our customer IKEA Food in their digital transformation journey in our booth, 4237. We sat down with Lars Gunnarsson, deputy managing director and digital transformation leader, IKEA Food, to get a deeper look into their evolution

 
BlueYonder
BlueYonder

15 Jan 2020
2020 Vision: Three Keys to Retail Success in the New Year
 

As NRF approaches, retailers need to recognize three key facts about the retail environment that will determine their success or failure in 2020. It’s appropriate that NRF, Retail’s Big Show, is scheduled for early January. The dawn of a new year is the perfect time to take stock of t

 
Stefany Martin - Retail, Supply Chain
BlueYonder

15 Jan 2020
How End-to-end Visibility Can Impact Your S&OP
 

You’ve all heard the saying, “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.” This encapsulates many organizations' approach to sales and operations planning, or S&OP. Too often, companies fail to include all the relevant stakeholders and departments in thei

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis


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