This video is a powerful example of how autonomous systems can be aligned to intelligently perform routine tasks. Toyota Material Handling partnered with Microsoft using AirSim (an open source simulation platform originally developed to teach drones or robots to learn in high fidelity simulated environments) to train a forklift on tasks like picking up a pallet. This video illustrates the vision for a future warehouse with pre-trained, intelligent forklifts assisting people in everyday activities.
Future supply chains will be intelligent, enabled by a core cloud-based central platform that will integrate, orchestrate, and execute actions by working with each variable of the value chain. This creates a more holistic view of operations for enterprises, providing for new levels of agility, responsiveness, and risk mitigation.
The business world is rapidly changing. It is estimated that AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy over the next decade-and yet from thousands of executives surveyed, only 8% of firms are adopting core practices that fully support implementation. Businesses arrive at progress slowly, reflecting a failure to rewire within the organization. This article from Harvard Business Review demonstrates how companies can make a successful shift to utilizing AI and setting themselves up for success.
Team building is fundamentally important for your business to thrive. This article provides activities designed to enhance the interpersonal dynamics essential to a team’s ability to bond together. Every core element has thought starters for those ready to dive in and a facilitator guide for those who want to take it to their team.
Efficient logistics are important for a growing supply chain. It’s important to recognize what trends will impact logistics. This article explains several of the main trends in 2020, such as artificial intelligence, real-time visibility in the supply chain, a supply chain digital twin, 3PL collaboration, and green logistics.
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