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Evaluate Four Key Areas for Machine Learning in Supply Chain Planning

Published: 16 May 2018

ID: G00341312

Analyst(s): Tim Payne


The type and method by which planners make supply chain planning decisions is set to drastically change with the advent of digital supply chains and the application of machine learning. Supply chain leaders responsible for supply chain solutions can start their journey by evaluating early use cases.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Dimension 1: Evaluate Opportunities to Use Machine Learning to Improve Situation Awareness
  • Dimension 2: Evaluate Opportunities to Use Machine Learning to Improve the Quality of the Supply Chain Model Data
  • Dimension 3: Evaluate Opportunities to Use Machine Learning to Improve Choice of Decision Methodology
  • Dimension 4: Evaluate Opportunities to Use Machine Learning to Learn From the Decision Taken
  • An Example of All Four Dimensions In Action

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