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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.

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10 May 2019
5 Tips for Improved Production Planning
 

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry—and nowhere is that more true in the worlds of manufacturing and supply chain management. Sometimes it seems like even the most visible and adaptable supply stream is always one disruption away from chaos. For production planners in particular,

 
Brian Hoey
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08 May 2019
What is the Future of the Automotive Supply Chain?
 

Picture a scenario in the near future: you’re driving down a long stretch of highway between your home and a vacation destination a few hours away, when all of a sudden your car gives you an alert suggesting that you pull over and wait for assistance. You’re confused, and maybe a little

 
Brian Hoey
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08 May 2019
Transportation management: focus on last-mile or global systems?
 

Should you standardize your many business units on a new, globally-implemented transportation management system (TMS), or do you let each business unit or region control its own TMS technology decisions? The best answer for software cost control as well as performance improvement could be to do b

 
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07 May 2019
The Impact of Machine Learning on Shipping and Freight Forwarding
 

Let’s talk about Sherlock Holmes for a second. When you think of this famous English detective, a few things probably come to mind: his iconic deerstalker cap, maybe his pipe or his violin, and his magnifying glass—that critical tool for finding clues that Scotland Yard might have missed

 
Brian Hoey
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07 May 2019
How Logistics 4.0 is Changing the Last Mile
 

A few years ago, three days was considered a reasonably quick shipping turnaround. Today, for many consumers three days is considered glacial, two days is considered standard, and only shipping times shorter than one day really count as fast. These changing expectations have put numerous businesses,

 
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