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A Supply Chain Analytics Leader’s Due Diligence Checklist for AI Projects

Published: 06 November 2018

ID: G00370036

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


Organizations pursue early AI projects to gauge their potential in supply chain digital transformation. This research helps supply chain leaders responsible for analytics and AI to conduct a due diligence at the onset of an AI project to increase the likelihood of success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ask Solution Providers to Explain the “I” in Their AI Solution
  • Realize That Without Enough Representative Data, AI Success Is Impossible
  • Understand Your Team’s Effort and Time Requirements to Support the AI Project
  • Clarify the Fit of AI Solutions Within the Current Technology Footprint
  • Understand Your Solution Providers’ Future Functional and Market Strategy
  • Line Up the Talent to Not Only Build, but Consume AI Solutions
  • Consider Nontraditional ROI Models When Investing in AI Pilots

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