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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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02 Apr 2020
How Cloud Computing Could Impact Logistics 4.0
 

In one sense, transitioning to a full-fledged Logistics 4.0 system is always going to be more of a challenge than making Industry 4.0 a reality. Yes, Industry 4.0 requires big investments in carefully-chosen IT infrastructure and a strong commitment to visibility and connectivity, but the purview of

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

02 Apr 2020
Supply Chain Planning in the Face of Rapid Change
 

There’s little that could properly prepare the world for the magnitude of global events such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. These situations not only impact us as individuals, but often highlight critical vulnerabilities in our business processes. Supply chain planning is one process usually

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Risk Response: Ensuring Supply Chain Visibility & Resiliency in a Time of Need
 

In the “Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility” blog post earlier this month, we shared how our data science team is busy feeding data into Blue Yonder’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven control tower to help visu

 
Desikan Madhavanur
Blue Yonder

01 Apr 2020
How Supply Chain Integration Impacts S&OP
 

Let's say you’re a chef at a fancy farm-to-table restaurant. You don’t have a set daily menu for your dinner service, focusing instead whatever fresh produce and other ingredients you can lay your hands on. This gives you a lot of room for creativity, but it also puts a lot of pressu

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

01 Apr 2020
Life sciences supply chain: COVID-19 triple threat
 

You can’t help but notice the significant run on products as people stockpile in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those in supply chain, it makes you think that planning has gone down the toilet. Producers of toilet paper are a prime example of the supply chain challenges we’ll see

 
Bill DuBois
kinakis


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Last update 2 Apr 2020
Global manufacturing downturn continues in March
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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth

One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complex...


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