How Advanced Analytics Is Driving the Supply Chain

February 22, 2018

In recent weeks we’ve posted articles relating to how companies are seeking to improve supply chain visibility and use AI to interpret information from the supply chain into actionable data. These initiatives need to be underpinned by having big data and advanced analytics in place across the supply chain. It sometimes feels that, at present, big data, analytics, supply chain visibility and certainly AI are more concept than reality for most supply chain professionals and so it has been interesting to read a recent study by The Hackett Group. Read more

The Impact of AI on Logistics and Transport

February 16, 2018

Many companies already have access to what is termed ‘big data‘, providing information on almost every aspect of the supply chain. That’s great, but big data is only useful if it can be interpreted quickly and easily. Pumping big data to a team of analysts with spreadsheets is never going to leverage its maximum benefits, so analytical algorithms have been developed to support this analysis. However, algorithms must be developed and tweaked by people which takes time. The answer to this problem is now coming in the shape of artificial intelligence (AI). Read more