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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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08 Jun 2019
IHL OMS Research Report
 

Last month IHL Group released a research study on the Retail Order Management software market. Infor Retail was included in the study as were several competitors. It’s certainly a great resource for any retailer considering a purchase in this space. There were a few interesting take-aways that

 
David Dorf, VP Product Strategy
Infor

08 Jun 2019
5 Unique Challenges in Furniture Logistics
 

Anyone who has ever rented a moving van for a day knows how hard it is to move furniture safely and efficiently. Loading a table and chairs into the back of a truck without getting them scuffed up is difficult enough—imagine trying to do the same thing on an industrial scale. But, for many in

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

06 Jun 2019
How Will Industry 4.0 Change Your Production Network?
 

In his seminal work of economic theory, “The Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith famously uses a pin factory as his example to illustrate a number of basic concepts in what was then modern capitalism. Today, the production of something as simple as a pin can essentially be a global affair. In

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

05 Jun 2019
Transforming the healthcare supply chain
 

Infor recently collaborated with Healthcare Innovation on a white paper, “Combining interoperability and analytics to improve supply chain efficiency.” In the white paper, results from a Cardinal Health survey on hospital supply chains are summarized. Here are some key insights from the

 
Cory Turner
Infor

05 Jun 2019
The Intersection of Production and Distribution Logistics
 

Let’s say that you run a pizza delivery joint. As orders come in by phone or through your website, you have one employee who’s in charge of giving delivery estimates and getting the pizzas to the relevant doorsteps, and another who’s in charge of running back and forth between the

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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