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Free Virtual PDM: Applications of AI in Supply Chain Management – Hype versus Reality

December 07, 2020
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
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Virtual PDM


Applications of AI in Supply Chain Management –
Hype versus Reality
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Free Virtual Joint PDM with APICS Massachusetts Minuteman,
APICS New Haven and APICS South Shore Chapters, CIPS New England and ASQ

In this Holiday Networking Virtual Event (yes, some fun networking before and after the speakers), Mark Chockalingam and Ganes Kesari will demystify AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. Mark Chockalingam will kick off the presentation by laying out the current state of AI and ML in Supply Chain applications. And Ganes Kesari will cover a brief history of the field and cover the evolution of Data Science and discuss the current industry challenges and capabilities.

We will discuss supply chain use cases and provide the opportunities that await the SCM professional who is equipped with skills in AI and ML.

1. What is Data Science?

  • A brief history of the field (Fear of AI, Key milestones)
  • Making sense of the data continuum: Data engineering, BI, Data Science, AI, Decision Intelligence
  • Demystifying AI vs ML vs DL

2. The state of the industry

  • Data science: Hype vs Reality
  • Industry challenges
  • Capabilities

3. Areas of applications

  • Supply chain examples
  • Learnings from the trenches: How to succeed with Data science in your organization
  • The 5 roles & skills you need to apply data science

Virtual Holiday PDM Schedule:

  • 5:45 – 6:00 PM: Virtual networking
  • 6:00 – 6:10 PM: All chapters – quick business notes
  • 6:10 – 7:10 PM: Presentation
  • 7:10 – 7:20 PM: Q & A
  • 7:20 – 7:30 PM: Networking


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