“AI” is a tech buzzword that seems to take on a new meaning each time you hear it. This causes confusion for many business leaders who struggle to put it into perspective for their specific needs. To drill down this concept into actionable items, we first need to demystify the AI concept, and not see it as a “black scary dark science” box, and more for what it is: just a very flexible tool.

We can divide AI into two main categories: AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) aka. Strong AI and ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence) aka. What does AI really mean? Weak AI. The good news is Supply Chain AI is Weak AI, so we can move our minds away from extremely sophisticated algorithms.

AI has been exhaustively talked about as the next big milestone in supply chain. But, to be fair, we have been using AI for some years now to a certain extent. “AI” is an umbrella term that realistically includes current service offerings of optimization. For example, today many software incorporate machine learning algorithms, such as the ones used for Forecasting, Production Planning, Inventory Management, etc.

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