How Machine Learning Will Help Improve Production Planning

January 19, 2018

In the supply chain we are, largely, at the front of the game when it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence. Machine learning has been invaluable as we’ve begun to apply it to demand planning, and is helping with forecast accuracy.

However, supply chain leaders are now looking to use the same or similar technology, utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence, to improve the sphere of production planning. Yet this is a much harder challenge to take on compared with demand planning. Read more

Manufacturing Issues That Will Affect Your Profitability

September 5, 2017

Although supply chains, and specifically manufacturing, are becoming more and more adept at using technology, there are still some key problem areas. Technology has both created the solutions, and highlighted the problems. The three main areas that we see negatively affecting manufacturers in terms of productivity, and consequently profitability, are: data management (and how it’s enacted), inventory and gross margin management. Read more