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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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14 Mar 2019
Make the Transition to Inventory Forecasting Software
 

Maintaining the right amount of inventory is key to keeping up with the ebb and flow of customer orders. But what level is the “right” level? If a company doesn’t have enough product on hand, it may miss too many deliveries and lose customers. If it overstocks a product, it will in

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

13 Mar 2019
E2open Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study Finds Demand Sensing and Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Combination Reduces Safety Stock by More Than 30%
 

 E2open today announced the publication of its 2018 Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study, an in-depth analysis of the state of demand and inventory management that allows firms to compare their performance with that of industry peers and best-in-class companies. The most comprehensive of i

 
E2open
E2open

25 Feb 2019
How Customer Expectations Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
 

Ford’s groundbreaking assembly line, which we normally think of as a watershed moment in the history of manufacturing, was just as important as a moment of negotiating customer expectations. In this case, Ford’s goal wasn’t so much to revolutionize the burgeoning automotive industr

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

25 Feb 2019
How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future
 

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future. Mirza notes that customization is a significant market trend and be

 
Dustin Mattison
Kinaxis

25 Feb 2019
Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)
 

It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.” Usual

 
Richard Cushing
Kinaxis


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