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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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24 Sep 2015
CASE STUDY: AkzoNobel: Multiple sites operating in unison
 

'Full transparency has been achieved through the combination of centralized planning and de-centralized scheduling in seven plants. We have seen results in capacity balancing as well as improvements in scheduling. This has further resulted in improved customer service and optimized productivity.'
– Pierre Versailles, Operations Excellence Manager, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq

10 Sep 2015
CASE STUDY: Ruukki increases productivity using Quintiq Metal Scheduler
 

'Planning support has been improved dramatically and we are now in a position to be able to measure the production impacts.' – Pasi Rajala, Development Engineer, Ruukki

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq

14 Apr 2015
CASE STUDY: ABS improves on-time delivery with Quintiq
 

'We were quite impressed by the proof of concept and the demonstration of how Quintiq’s software could fit ABS’ planning processes and stringent requirements.' – Luca Visentini, ABS project manager

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq

25 Mar 2015
CASE STUDY: Meneba develops products at lowest cost possible using Quintiq software
 

'At a certain point there were too many variables involved. We had to look for a more powerful system with which we could consistently produce the best blends against the lowest possible cost price.' - Douwe Van Dijk, Manager Quality and Food Safety at Meneba

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq

10 Mar 2015
CASE STUDY: Loro Piana creates its own customized planning solution with Quintiq
 

'Our decision to use Quintiq was made very quickly because they could offer us the flexibility that is vital to operate within a complex environment such as the textile industry.' - Nicola Gussetti, Operations Director at Loro Piana Textile.

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq


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