31 Oct '16, 1pm

Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by fully automated systems, data exchange, wireless connectivity, and the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once a topic for science fiction writers and film producers, the elements at the heart of the current industrial revolution have started to be seen, lived, and felt in today's global supply chains. Fully autonomous end-to-end supply chain In the smart factory 4.0, automated mines extract raw materials, which are made into electronic products and then transported either to the retailers' automated centers, or to the smart mailboxes of consumers by self-driving trucks, or delivery drones. Some decades ago, this could have been the setting for a science fiction novel. However, today, it describes the reality of the supply chain world. Rethinking logistics The automated supply chain requires that both transportatio...

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