New Complexities, New Approach
For years, supply and distribution operations were relatively stable and cost-optimized. The recent pandemic-related disruptions, altered economic outlooks and ongoing trade tensions have changed all that. Risk and resiliency are now top-of-mind with CEOs as they look to rebalance their supply chains to survive and thrive in the face of frequent disruptions.
AI is the only way to grasp a full picture of end-to-end supply chain realities, make connected decisions and act on them quickly on a large scale. Unfortunately, marketing hype around AI clouds what vendors actually offer, often to the point where it can be hard to make a good technology investment decision.
Four Essentials of Supply Chain AI
The kind of AI you need to build an agile and responsive supply chain has four main characteristics. To construct a pathway to digital transformation and enable the convergence of planning and execution, it is critical to ensure that you have all four.