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CSCOs: Use Cognitive Solutions to Accelerate Supply Chain Analytics Maturity and Bridge Talent Gaps

Published: 17 October 2016

ID: G00316397

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy , Dana Stiffler


With advances in machine learning, prescriptive analytics and natural-language processing, cognitive solutions can help humans make better, fact-based decisions. Innovative CSCOs should investigate this budding technology as a way to meet digital supply chain talent needs.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Advanced analytics capabilities embedded in cognitive solutions satisfy CSCOs' needs for predictive and prescriptive supply chain analytics
  • Cognitive solutions offer CSCOs a happy medium between human judgment and full decision-making automation
  • Current supply chain curricula offer CSCOs graduates with sufficient technical skill sets to train and interact with cognitive solutions
  • Cognitive solutions' successful adoption will require CSCOs to establish a high level of analytical maturity

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